India win toss, decide to bowl first in WTC final


We’re going to bowl first. Just the circumstances and the cloudy weather. The pitch won’t probably change all that much. For you to win, you must play strong cricket.

One spinner and four seamers. Jadeja is the spinner. Ashwin has consistently been a match-winner for us over the course of so many years that it is difficult to let him go.

But you have to act in the team’s best interests, and that is how we ultimately came to that conclusion. Rahane (who has played in 80 or so Test matches) adds a wealth of experience and has performed admirably for the squad. Although he has been out for some time.