Team India announced its 15-man squad for the WTC 2021 Final against New Zealand starting June 18. Virat Kohli will lead the team and there is no place for pacer Shradul Thakur and batsman Mayank Aggarwal.
The Men in Blue have gone in with five pace bowling options. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav are all included as India look to set up according to the conditions.
Washington Sundar and Axar Patel, who impressed in their outings against Australia and England could only earn a place in the reserves. Impressive batsman KL Rahul has also been dropped as the team management has opted for continuity at the top in form of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill.
The Test Championship will begin on June 18 at Ageas Bowl, Southampton. New Zealand announced their squad earlier with Kane Williamson set to lead the Kiwis on the historic occasion.
Full Indian squad for the WTC final:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha.