First session on Day 1 has been washed out:
Final of World Test Championship was one of the most awaited match but there is really disappointing news for all the cricket fans.
Wait of the fans was going to end but the rain has interrupted the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship which was set to be played between India and New Zealand from June 18 to June 22 at the Ageas Bowl in Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
However, the bad news is that the first session on Day 1 has been washed out because of the persistent drizzle in Southampton.
First session on Day 1 has been washed out and the weather forecast prediction is showing rainfall in Southampton for five days from June 18 to June 22.
First session on Day 1 has been washed out and the Board of Control for Cricket in India took to their official Twitter account to give an update regarding the first session of Day 1 of the WTC final.
“Update: Unfortunately there will be no play in the first session on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship final,” BCCI tweeted.
First session on Day 1 has been washed out and here is the tweet:
Good morning from Southampton. We are just over an hour away from the scheduled start of play but It continues to drizzle here. The match officials are on the field now. ☔ #WTC21 pic.twitter.com/Kl77pJIJLo
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2021
Probably, the chances of resumption of match soon are very less.
The International Cricket Council has reserved June 23 as the day for match but still the point to worry is that the whether condition are going to be very pleasing as per forecast.
If World Test Championship final is washed out because of rain or the match ends in a draw, the Test mace will be presented to both team India and team New Zealand and the trophy will be shared between both the teams.
The impact of the whether conditions is not only on the day of match but overcast conditions can also become the reason of change in Indian playing XI. Overcast condition is not so good for Indian playing XI.
Team India announced the names of 11 members that are going to play against New Zealand in the big battle.
India has selected with two spinners and three pacers as the bowling combination but this combination is not suitable if overcast conditions persist.
Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are included in the team as two spinners. For the seam attack, India has chosen Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah as their fast bowlers.
India Playing XI:
- Virat Kohli (captain)
- Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain)
- Rohit Sharma
- Shubman Gill
- Cheteshwar Pujara
- Rishabh Pant (wicket – keeper)
- Ravi Ashwin
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Mohammed Shami
- Ishant Sharma
- Jasprit Bumrah.