Tom Latham | WTC Final: NZ vice captain Tom Latham on any probable changes in squad after rain hit

Tom Latham | WTC Final: NZ vice captain Tom Latham on any probable changes in squad after rain hit

Tom Latham

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  • India-New Zealand ICC World Test Championship Final
  • The first day’s play was washed out due to rain, can the teams make changes?
  • New Zealand captain Tom Latham replied on this

New Zealand vice-captain Tom Latham on Friday said the cancellation of the opening day of the World Test Championship final against India due to rain won’t make much of a difference in his team selection, though the team has other plans as well. The first day’s play of the World Test Championship (WTC) had to be called off without a toss due to rain here on Friday. An extra day was earmarked for this match, from which the first day of play will now begin on Saturday.

When Tom Latham was asked what would change in the team selection due to the cancellation of the first day’s play, he answered this important question, “Probably, there will not be much change in the selection of the playing XI”. “Obviously with an extra day, we’ll still have five full days to play. I think it is a matter of waiting and seeing that whatever the circumstances are, we will have to adapt to it and we will have to be ready whenever called for.

“We haven’t confirmed the playing XI yet, we’ll have to wait and see when we get time to look for wickets,” Latham said. I’m sure Kane (Williamson) and (Gary) Stead will have some plans. We will have to wait for the cover to rise so that we get a chance to play.

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New Zealand did not announce the playing XI, but India had selected the playing XI for the final on Thursday. “Of course both the teams can make changes before the toss, so both are in a similar position. India have selected their playing XI, of course it can change before the toss, so we will have to wait.

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