World Test Championship Final 2021 India VS New Zealand
The World Test Championship final is around the corner, and every cricket lover is super excited to see the first-ever final match of the World Test Championship 2019-2021. The expected to be thrilling match will be played between India and New Zealand after 9 cricketing nations played the Test series from 2019 to 2021. The points table has India on the top with 12 wins and 520 points, followed by New Zealand with 7 wins and 420 points.
WTC Final Date: Fri, 18 Jun, 2021 – Wed, 23 Jun, 2021
Team India Squad For World Test Championship
|Virat Kohli (Captain)||Axar Patel|
|Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain)||Washington Sundar|
|Rohit Sharma||Jasprit Bumrah|
|Shubman Gill||Ishant Sharma|
|Mayank Agarwal||Mohd. Shami|
|Cheteshwar Pujara||Md. Siraj|
|Hanuma Vihari||Shardul Thakur|
|Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper)||Umesh Yadav|
|R. Ashwin||KL Rahul (Subject to fitness clearance)|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Wriddhiman Saha (WK; Subject to fitness clearance)|
Team New Zealand Squad For World Test Championship
|Kane Williamson (Captain)||Tom Latham|
|Tom Blundell||Daryll Mitchell|
|Trent Boult||Henry Nicholls|
|Tim Southee||Ajaz Patel|
|Doug Bracewell||Rachin Ravindra|
|Devon Conway||Mitchell Santner|
|Colin de Grandhomme||Ross Taylor|
|Jacob Duffy||Neil Wagner|
|Matt Henry||BJ Watling (WK)|
|Kyle Jamieson||Will Young|
World Test Championship 2019-2021 Schedule
|Starting date||Series name||Teams||No. of matches|
|1 Aug 2019||The Ashes||England v Australia||5|
|14 Aug 2019||NZ tour of SL 2019||Sri Lanka v New Zealand||2|
|22 Aug 2019||IND tour of WI 2019||West Indies v India||2|
|02 Oct 2019||Freedom Trophy||India v South Africa||3|
|14 Nov 2019||BAN tour of IND 2019||India v Bangladesh||2|
|21 Nov 2019||ENG tour of NZ 2019||New Zealand v England||2|
|21 Nov 2019||PAK tour of AUS 2019||Australia v Pakistan||2|
|12 Dec 2019||Trans-Tasman Trophy||Australia v New Zealand||3|
|26 Dec 2019||Basil D’Oliveira Trophy||South Africa v England||4|
|7 Feb 2020||BAN tour of PAK 2020||Pakistan v Bangladesh||2|
|21 Feb 2020||IND tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v India||2|
|19 Mar 2020||ENG tour of SL 2020||Sri Lanka v England||2|
|8 Jul 2020||WI tour of ENG 2020||England v West Indies||4|
|5 Aug 2020||PAK tour of ENG 2020||England v Pakistan||3|
|17 Dec 2020||Border Gavaskar Trophy||Australia v India||4|
|3 Dec 2020||WI tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v West Indies||3|
|26 Dec 2020||PAK tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v Pakistan||2|
|26 Dec 2020||SL tour of SA 2021||South Africa v Sri Lanka||2|
|14 Jan 2021||ENG tour of SL 2021||England v Sri Lanka||2|
|3 Feb 2021||WI tour of BAN 2021||Bangladesh v West Indies||3|
|5 Feb 2021||ENG tour of IND 2021||India v England||5|
|26 Jan 2021||SA tour of PAK 2021||Pakistan v South Africa||2|
|21 March 2021||SL tour of WI 2021||West Indies v Sri Lanka||2|
|21 April 2021||BAN tour of SL 2021||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||2|
|18 Jun 2021||India vs New Zealand 2021 (Final)||India vs New Zealand||1|
This is the first-ever edition of the tournament that started in August 2019, comprising 6 Test match series. The Final of the World Test Championship will take place at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, starting from 18th June 2021.
When will be the World Test Championship final?
The WTC final will be held between India and New Zealand at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton.
Who will play the final match of WTC?
India and New Zealand will be playing in the WTC final.
How many test matches will be played in the WTC final?
Only a single test match will be played in the WTC final.
What happens if the WTC final draws?
If the final test match of the World Test Championship gets drawn, both the teams will be declared joint winners.
Why ICC changed the venue of the World Test Championship final?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that affected all the recent cricketing events, ICC had to change the WTC final venue. The World Test Championship final venue was the Lord’s stadium initially, which was later shifted to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton, for the safe execution of the highly anticipated final match as well as the safety of players amid the threat of Covid-19 pandemic.
Is the Ashes series also a part of the World Test Championship?
The inaugural session of the World Test Championship started with the Ashes series in 2019. The championship will end in June 2021, with its final played between India and New Zealand.
When will the second WTC hold?
The second World Test Championship will be played from July 2021 to June 2023.
Who is at the top of the ICC World Test Championship table?
According to the recent annual rankings update on 6th March 2021 by the ICC, India tops the current points table of the World Test Championship. The team topping the points table on 1st April every year will win a cash prize of $1 million as of now.