The final of the ICC World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton from today. It is raining constantly in Southampton. No toss yet due to rain. The first day’s lunch break was taken without a toss. Due to the rain, the entire game was washed away for one session on Friday. This information was provided by the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) via Twitter.
Ritika Sajdeh, wife of Team India opener Rohit Sharma, shared a story on Instagram about sustained rain in Southampton. “Dear Rain, I am really looking forward to seeing the match in the stadium,” he wrote. Please note that it was raining in Southampton before the match started and the BCCI shared the latest weather conditions via Twitter. About an hour before the match, match officials reached the ground with ತ್ರಿ triplets for inspection. BCCI shared a photo of The Ages Bowl Stadium in Southampton on Twitter, saying “Good morning from Southampton.” We are one hour before the scheduled start of the match, but it is still dripping. Match officials are on the field.
India announced their XI on Thursday evening, one day before the match. India are coming into the match with three fast bowlers and two spinners. Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav are not in the XI. India’s playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah.
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