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

10. Trent Boult

The left-arm pacer has always been a nightmare for Indian batsmen, no matter what the format is. Trent Boult's swinging deliveries against the likes of Rohit, Pujara and Kohli will be a sight to watch for all the cricket lovers across the globe. The 31-year-old took 9 wickets in 2 matches when the two sides met in 2020 and is certainly going to be the biggest threat for India in the WTC final.

11. Neil Wagner

The selection of the fourth bowler is going to be a tough decision for NZ management. While they also have the option of a spin-bowler like Ajaz Patel, it is expected that they will opt for Neil Wagner because of the variety he brings to the bowling attack. The left-arm pacer can trouble the Indian batsmen with his challenging short-pitch deliveries and can certainly turn the tides in the blink of an eye. Because of the unique challenge he can pose, Wagner is expected to get a nod ahead of other bowlers on the bench.