World Test Championship final: Kyle Jamieson says he hid in bathroom to escape 'nerve-racking' moments of Kiwis' chase
Jamieson, who was the Man of the Match for his seven wickets in the final, felt nervous while watching the action from the dressing room.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says one-off WTC final doesn’t tell whole picture, hails India as a ‘formidable side’
Williamson termed the Indian players as great ambassadors of the game and also simply loves the kind of passion fans have for their national side.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s exclusion ‘a huge mistake’, Shardul Thakur should've been WTC final squad, says Sarandeep Singh
India went with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma as the frontline pacers and included spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the XI in the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand, which they lost by eight wickets.
World Test Championship Final: ICC acting CEO Geoff Allardice lauds Kiwis' 'skill and temperament' in title triumph
Allardice said both teams showed their quality and it was an outstanding game of Test cricket that will live long in the memories of cricket fans around the world.
India captain Virat Kohli and the experienced Ajinkya Rahane kept New Zealand at bay to be 44 and 29 not out respectively at stumps, with their unbroken partnership so far worth 58 runs.
World Test Championship final: 'Incredibly important' games cannot be held in UK, says Kevin Pietersen
The match between India and New Zealand is staring at a stalemate with barely 140 plus overs of play out of a possible 270 held during the first three days.
Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor were batting on 12 and 0 respectively when bad light forced early stumps.
World Test Championship final: Sachin Tendulkar says Kiwis had best preparation possible, but India far from underdogs
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has said that while the New Zealand cricket team has had the best preparation possible for the upcoming World Test Championship final, India will be far from underdogs in the clash.
World Test Championship Final: Take this quiz to test your knowledge on tournament's records and more
Ahead of the World Test Championship final, let's take a quick look back at the tournament so far, and try to refresh our memories by having a go at Firstpost.com's Quiz.
World Test Championship Final: Ex-New Zealand pacer Shane Bond backs Black Caps to win, says toss crucial to teams’ fortunes
Bond couldn't really say what India might do if they win the toss but he expects the Kiwis to dominate should Williamson call it correctly.
Teams in next World Test Championship cycle to get same points per win, says ICC interim CEO Geoff Allardice
However, the standings in the WTC points table will be decided on the basis of percentage of points, as was the case in the 2019-21 cycle.
"The winners of the much-awaited ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand will take home a purse of $1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace," an ICC statement read.
World Test Championship Final: From Rishabh Pant to Jasprit Bumrah, five players key to India’s chances
Ahead of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, here's a look at Indian players who could be key.
World Test Championship Final: Rohit Sharma might have problems against the swinging ball, says Scott Styris
Head groundsman at Southampton, Simon Lee has made it clear that they are aiming to produce a fast and bouncy pitch, and Styris believes it can spell trouble for Rohit.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was on Wednesday ruled out of the second Test against England to give much-needed rest to his "irritated" left elbow ahead of the World Test Championship final against India
World Test Championship Final: Richard Illingworth, Michael Gough to umpire in marquee fixture with Chris Broad as match referee
New Zealand face India in the final of the ICC World Test Champioship, with the match taking place at Southampton's Rose Bowl starting 18 june.
World Test Championship final: Dilip Vengsarkar says lack of match practice might hurt Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Vengsarkar, a veteran of 116 Tests, said that Kohli and Rohit are in very good form, but lack of competitive time in the middle might affect their performance at least in the tour-opening WTC final.
ICC World Test Championship final: Virat Kohli says India 'on equal terms’ with New Zealand ahead of marquee clash
Kohli, accompanied by head coach Ravi Shastri, addressed reporters ahead of the squad's flight to the United Kingdom, where the side will play the ICC WTC final followed by a five-match Test series against England
ICC ODI World Cup to expand to 14 teams in 2027 and 2031, 20-team T20 World Cup to be held every two years
Also as per PTI's earlier report, the World Test Championship will have four editions in the next cycle apart from two Champions Trophy.
England vs New Zealand: Test series great preparation for WTC final, says Black Caps seamer Tim Southee
But the 32-year-old with 302 Test wickets didn't deny that it was indeed a great opportunity to gear up for the big battle against India.