New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the World Test Championship final against India here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
India has stuck to the playing eleven they had announced on Thursday. While Team India is going in with two spinners and three pace bowlers, the Kiwis have four pacers and no spinner in their attack.
The toss took place on the second day after the first day's play was washed out due to rain. As many as 98 overs are scheduled to be bowled on Saturday. The Test will run into the reserve day on June 23.
Team India was seen wearing black armbands in remembrance of Milkha Singhji, who passed away due to COVID-19.
The twitterati was all praises for the solidarity as shown by their favourites
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand: Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wicketkeeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.