ICC World Test Championship final venue: The final of the second round of the ICC World Test Championship will be played next year. At the same time, the final of the third round of the championship will be held in 2025. The ICC has announced the venue of both the finals.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday that the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 will be played at The Oval Cricket Ground in London in June 2023. Also, the ICC informed that the final of the third round of the WTC will be held at the historic Lord’s ground in the year 2025. Let us tell you that the title match of the first round of the WTC was held in Southampton, in which New Zealand defeated India to capture the trophy.
Australia-South Africa ahead in race
The top two teams in the points table will advance to the final of the championship. At the moment, Australia and South Africa are ahead in the race. Australia (win percentage 70) is first and South Africa (win percentage 60) is second. Australia and South Africa are to meet in the current cycle in a three-match Test series in December-January, which could have a big impact on the points table. At the same time, Sri Lanka is third, India fourth and Pakistan fifth in the table. On the other hand West Indies are at number six, England at number seven, New Zealand at number eight and Bangladesh at number nine.
ICC CEO Geoff Allardyce said he is pleased to confirm the two prestigious venues for the next two cycles. “We are delighted to host the Test Championship final next year at The Oval, which has a very rich heritage. The atmosphere there is wonderful. Such a venue is ideal for finals. He further said, ‘After 2023, we will organize the 2025 final at Lord’s, which will be suitable for the final Test.’
Also read: Shane Watson’s prediction about the final of the World Test Championship
This is the winning percentage of Team India
Currently, Team India has a total of 75 points in 12 Tests with 6 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws. His win percentage is 52.08. India also have five penalty points in their account. The Indian team has to play 6 more Test matches in the second phase. If Team India wins 6 out of these 6 Tests, then its win percentage will be 68.05.