New Delhi: The first session of Day one of the World Test Championship Final was cancelled after heavy rains lashed Southampton on Friday (June 18). Overcast conditions were expected to play a part on the first day of the WTC Final. Unfortunately, there will be no play in the first session on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship final,” BCCI said on Twitter.
Update: Unfortunately there will be no play in the first session on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship final. #WTC21
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2021
Unfortunately, there will be no play in the first session on Day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship final,” the tweet said.
However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has kept a reserve day to make up for the loss of play on Day One.
The pitch at Aegas Bowl has received heavy rains on Friday with conditions so treacherous that even the toss could not take place
India and New Zealand will lock horns for the next five days to win the inaugural edition of the WTC.
Virat Kohli’s team had named their playing 11 yesterday with Shubman Gill getting the nod ahead of KL Rahul to be Rohit Sharma’s opening partner.
Elsewhere the team is same with Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane following the opening duo.
Rishabh Pant will don the gloves while Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are the two spinning all-rounders for the Men in Blue.
Jasprit Bumrah will lead the Indian pace attack and will be ably supported by Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.