WTC Final: 6 Players To Watch Out For The Marquee Clash
Cricket Today|May 07, 2021
New Zealand will take on India in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, a.k.a. Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18-22...
Vedant Yadav

New Zealand will take on India in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium, a.k.a. Ageas Bowl, Southampton from June 18-22. The no.1 Test team in the world, New Zealand sealed their spot in the final after defeating Pakistan 2-0 in a home Test series. India, on the other hand, defeated England 3-1 in a home series to earn a spot in the ICC World Test Championship final. While Virat Kohli and his men sealed the top spot in the WTC table after wins over Australia and England, Kane Williamson and Co. narrowly pipped Trans-Tasman rivals, Australia, and the host of the final, England, after beating Bangladesh and Pakistan. Both teams have showcased their class during the ICC WTC which started back in 2019. In the meantime, here are 6 players to watch out for the marquee clash:

6. TIM SOUTHEE (NEW ZEALAND)

Veteran pacer Tim Southee has been a phenomenal bowler for New Zealand in ICC WTC. He is the leading wicket-taker for New Zealand in the tournament and 5th most overall. In 20 innings, he has scalped 51 wickets, including three five-fors. And with the experience and pace he has, Southee has all the tools in his arsenal to trouble any batsman, regardless of the conditions.

5. MOHAMMED SIRAJ (INDIA)

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