The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the dates for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 Final, which will take place at the Oval in England from June 7 to 11, 2023.
The Oval in London will host the final of the second season of the ICC World Test Championship from June 7 to June 11, with June 12 serving as a reserve day. the ICC stated in a press statement.
In the 2021 final in Southampton, New Zealand defeated India by eight wickets to claim the title of first-time champions. Australia is now in first place of the nine-team points standings for the current cycle with a respectable points percentage of 75.56, followed by India with 58.93.
The two teams are scheduled to compete in a four-match Test series, commencing on February 9 in Nagpur, and the outcome will be a key factor in choosing the winners.
Given that we missed out on over rates the last time, the World Test Championship Final has served as a significant source of motivation for us over the past couple of years, according to Australia skipper Pat Cummins.
South Africa (48.72%) and Sri Lanka (53.33%), who are now in third and fourth place, both have a chance. In the current cycle, Sri Lanka still has two Tests against New Zealand on the road, while South Africa’s final task is a two-match home series against the West Indies.
Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne remarked, “Sri Lanka still has a decent chance of making it to the World Test Championship Final.” “We have done well to be among the top candidates,” he continued, “and if we can finish a solid Test series on the forthcoming New Zealand tour, our chances of making it to the Final will appear like a higher possibility.”
“While we may have a remote chance of qualifying for the World Test Championship Final, there is no greater encouragement than the notion of competing for silverware in such a historic format at such a historic site,” South Africa captain Dean Elgar said.
WTC Remaining Fixtures For The Cycle 2021–2023
- Ind vs Aus, Nagpur, Feb 9–13
- India versus. Australia, February 17–21
- India against. Australia, Mar. 1–5, Dharamsala
- India vs Australia, March 9–13, Ahmedabad
- Centurion, Feb. 28–March 4: SA vs. WI
- Johannesburg, March 8–12, SA vs. WI
- Christchurch, NZ vs. SL, March 9–13
- Wellington, March 17–21, NZ vs. SL