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WTC Final Toss: NZ Elect to Bowl, India Unchanged

New Zealand have opted to bowl first in the WTC Final and drafted in all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme into the fold. 

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson stand with ICC Test Mace before the WTC Final.&nbsp;</p></div>
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New Zealand have won the toss and decided to bowl first in the ICC World Test Championship Final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

While India had announced their playing XI on the eve of the summit clash and haven’t tinkered with it despite the washout, New Zealand have gone in with four frontline seamers and drafted in Colin de Grandhomme as the fifth bowling option.

To compensate for the lost time, the afternoon and evening sessions will be stretched by 15 minutes everyday.

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand: Devon Conway, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Kyle Jamieson, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner.

India have stuck to the playing eleven they announced beforehand.&nbsp;
India have stuck to the playing eleven they announced beforehand. 
Image: BCCI
New Zealand have picked Colin de Grandhomme as the fifth seamer.&nbsp;
New Zealand have picked Colin de Grandhomme as the fifth seamer. 
Image: BCCI

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