New Zealand’s Probable Playing XI for World Test Championship final against India

The Kiwis have announced a strong-looking 20-member squad for the final showdown.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 7 June 2021 4:03 pm

8. Kyle Jamieson

The 26-year-old pacer has been one of the stories in world cricket. Standing 6 feet 8 inches tall, Kyle Jamieson has proven to be a nightmare for batsmen in red-ball cricket. The fast-bowlers took 36 wickets in only 6 matches in the 2019-21 WTC cycle and single-handedly destroyed the batting line-ups of India and Pakistan in the Test series. He can also contribute with some crucial runs lower down the order and will be one of the players to watch out for in the finals.

9. Tim Southee

The veteran fast-bowler is the leader of New Zealand's bowling attack. In the 2019-21 WTC cycle, Tim Southee was at his lethal best as he picked 51 wickets on only 10 matches at an average of 20.66. The 32-year-old is one of the best bowlers when the ball is moving and in the seam-friendly English conditions, he is certainly going to pose a huge challenge to the Indian batsmen.