As a result of New Zealand’s nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka in Christchurch, India has ensured that they will compete in the final of the World Test Championship in 2021-23. Beginning on June 7, the championship match between India and Australia will take place at The Oval in London.
India’s Journey in the WTC Second Cycle
The second cycle of the World T20 began for India with a test series in England, then continued with a home series against New Zealand consisting of two matches. After returning from their trip to South Africa, the team competed against Sri Lanka at home in a series. India finished the year 2022 with a victory in Bangladesh, winning 2-0.
India’s Path to the WTC Final
India was able to make significant headway toward their goal of reaching the WTC final by achieving victories against Australia in both Nagpur and Delhi. In spite of this, Australia, led by Steve Smith, mounted a comeback in Indore, and India suffered the price for their inability to score runs. The hosts got off to a rocky start in the fourth test match, which was made worse by the fact that Australia posted a large first innings score, which kept Sri Lanka in the hunt. Unfortunately, weather prevented nearly half of the last day in Christchurch from being played, and it wasn’t until the penultimate ball that New Zealand was able to chase down their goal. This opened the door for India to qualify.
Sri Lanka’s loss, India’s gain
It took place in the aftermath of Sri Lanka’s loss in the first test match against New Zealand. The only team that could have passed the Indian team in the WTC standings was the Sri Lankan side; however, due to their loss to the New Zealand side, India is now certain to make their third straight participation in the WTC finals.
Due to India’s defeat in the fifth and final test against Australia, Sri Lanka needed to win the series they are now playing in New Zealand by a score of 2-0 in order to pass India. Nonetheless, they were defeated by a single run in an exciting match that took place in Christchurch. At one point, the Kiwis were in complete control of their pursuit of a total of 285 runs. Kane Williamson led the home team to a victory by two wickets in the final ball of the test match, despite the fact that the game was brought down to the wire by a late slump.
Williamson also got his 27th hundred in a test match, and the Blackcaps stalwart finished the game unbeaten on 121 runs, leading his team to a significant win.
Despite the fact that India is most likely going to get a tie in the 4th Test that is being played in Ahmedabad, it appears that neither team is going to win. With a couple of sessions still to play, everything would have been verified at the finish of the match alone, but Sri Lanka’s setback has already given Rohit Sharma and his men an early reason of celebration.
It appears that India will win their fourth consecutive test series against the Australians, who they will face again in June in the final of the World T20 Championship (WTC). India now holds a 2-1 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. While it is now certain that India will finish in second place, Australia will emerge victorious from this WTC cycle with the top spot in the table.
Australia To Play India In World Test Championship Final After Sri Lanka Loss.
After New Zealand dashed Sri Lanka’s flimsy chances of reaching the World Test Championship final, India’s spot in the championship match against Australia has been secured. India will face Australia.
In order for Sri Lanka to win the series 2-0 in New Zealand, they needed India to lose the fourth and final test against Australia in Ahmedabad. India was competing against Australia.
At the Narendra Modi Stadium, the renowned Indian batsman Virat Kohli celebrates scoring his first century in 42 attempts while playing against Australia. New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in a nail-biting finish in Christchurch thanks to a great knock of 121 not out from Black Caps hero Kane Williamson. The victory came on the final ball of the match. Sri Lanka had been leading by two wickets.
The previous week in Indore, Australia defeated India by nine wickets, which clinched a position for them in the championship match. The second World T20 final will be held at The Oval in London, beginning on June 7, and will feature India and Australia as the competing teams.
The match will take place approximately two and a half months after the conclusion of the Border-Gavaskar series, which India is currently leading 2-1. In the first ever World Table Tennis Championship final in 2021, New Zealand prevailed against India.
WTC Final 2023:
WTC Final 2023 will be played at the Kennington Oval in London. The match will be starting from June 7.
- WTC Final 2023 Date: June 7 to June 11 (June 12 is the Reserve Day)
- Venue: Kennington Oval, London
- Teams: India vs Australia
- Time: 2 pm IST (tentative)
India also played the WTC final in 2021 but suffered a defeat against New Zealand