Jun 5, 2023By: Sourabh Jain
India will take on Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final of the 2021-23 season. The winner will be awarded the prestigious Test Mace and crowned the Test champion of the world.
The India vs Australia WTC final will take place between June 7 -11, with June 12 being scheduled as the reserve day.
The WTC final between India and Australia will take place at the Kennington Oval Stadium, popularly known as The Oval in London, England. Notably, the first WTC final was also played in London at the iconic Lords.
The winners of the WTC final will get the Test Mace and a prize of $1.6 million (about ₹13.21 crore). The runner up will get $800,000 (about ₹6.6 crore).
New Zealand emerged as the winner of the first WTC after defeating India in the final in the 2019-21 season.
Rohit Sharma (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, KS Bharat (wk), Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadakt and Umesh Yadav. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar and Suryakumar Yadav are the reserves.
Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Josh Inglis, Todd Murphy, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc and David Warner. Mitch Marsh and Matt Renshaw are reserves.
India has played 106 test matches against Australia. Of these, India has won 32 matches and lost 44, one was tied while 29 matches ended in a draw.
The WTC final can be watched on the Star Sports network and on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The India vs Australia WTC final will begin at 3:30 pm and end at 10:30 pm IST on each day. If the allotted overs are not completed in time, the game may be extended by up to 30 minutes.