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World Test Championship Final 2021 – IND vs NZ – Everything You Need to Know

The inaugural World Test Championship has reached its ending point. This article will have every detail you should read about the WTC 2021 Final and its playing conditions announced by ICC.

Which teams will play the WTC 2021 Final?

India and New Zealand are qualified to clash in the final of the first World Test Championship. These two teams qualified after topping the WTC points table in the matches between August 2019 and May 2021.

When is the WTC 2021 Final game conducted?

The final game will be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set as the Reserve Day.

Where is the final game scheduled to happen?

The final is scheduled to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Lord’s was initially the venue for the esteemed finale but later moved to Southampton to reduce the impact of the COVID-19. Here is why the venue has been shifted.

Which TV channels will live telecast India vs New Zealand final?

The India vs New Zealand final will be telecast by Star Sports Network in six languages. Star Sports 1 HD/SD will live broadcast WTC final with English commentary.

How to live stream WTC final?

The live streaming of IND vs NZ final will take place on Disney+Hotstar.

What happens if the WTC Final game ends in a draw or a tie?

ICC announced that a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners.

The Reserve Day

The Reserve Day, June 23rd, is set to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final. The additional day will not be used if the five full days of play couldn’t find a result. The game will be declared as a draw in such a case.

The ICC Match Referee will regularly update the teams and media about how the Reserve Day may be used. The final decision on whether the Reserve Day needs to be used will be announced at the scheduled start of the last hour on the fifth day.

What ball will be used for the WTC final game between India and New Zealand?

Grade 1 Dukes cricket balls will be used for the game.

New Changes

Three additional changes, which came into effect during the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ODI series, will be used during the World Test Championship Final.

Short Runs: The Third Umpire will automatically review any call of a ”short-run” by the On-field Umpire and communicate the decision to the On-field Umpire before the next ball being bowled.

Player Reviews: The fielding captain or the dismissed batsman may confirm with the Umpire whether a genuine attempt has been made to play the ball before deciding whether to initiate a player review for LBW.

DRS Reviews: For LBW reviews, the height margin of the Wicket Zone has been lifted to the top of the stumps to ensure the same Umpire’s Call margin around the stumps for both height and width.

Read here: Complete Squad of India & New Zealand for the WTC Final

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