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newscricket15 days ago

The Oval to host World Test Championship 2023 Final, Lord’s to have 2025 Final

The ICC has confirmed that the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 Final will be hosted by The Oval while the next edition's Final, in 2025, will be played at Lord's. The Oval, set to host the final in June, has previously hosted the finals of two Men's Champions Trophy finals, in 2004 and in 2017.
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newscricket2 months ago

Going to be hard for Australia and South Africa to not make it to WTC final, remarks Shane Watson

Shane Watson has pipped Australia and South Africa to make it to the final showoff for the World Test Championship considering the significant advantage they hold over their rivals in the standings. However, he went on to credit India and Pakistan as potential threats, praising their knack to win.
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newscricket2 months ago

Lord’s to host ICC World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025

The International Cricket Council on Tuesday announced that the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground has been awarded the hosting rights of the World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025. The inaugural WTC final took place in Southampton, where New Zealand beat India to be crowned world champions.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG 2022 | India down to fourth in WTC after penalty for slow over-rate

India suffered further heartbreak on Tuesday after the match officials docked them two points for slow over rate, pushing them down to fourth in the World Test Championship. The offense also saw the Indian players lose 40% of their match fees after the skipper pleaded guilty to the charge.
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newscricket7 months ago

WTC 2021-23 | It is not going to be easy for India to make it to the World Test Championship final, opines Aakash Chopra

India and New Zealand had locked horns in the final of the World Test Championship 2019-2021 and the Blackcaps emerged as the champions. Now, the second cycle of World Test Championship has started, and Aakash Chopra thinks that it will be difficult for the Indian team to enter the final.
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newscricket9 months ago

Losing the World Test Championship was the biggest disappointment in my tenure, opines Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has opined that losing the World Test Championship final against New Zealand was the biggest disappointment during his tenure as head coach. Shastri further added that the team didn’t deserve to lose that fixture and should have at least drawn it after being No. 1 for five years.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs SA | 'Absolutely no problem between us, tired of clarifying it' - Virat Kohli opens up on alleged rift with Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli on Wednesday dismissed all rumours around him and Rohit Sharma, and stated that there is no rift between him and the new white-ball captain. He further added that the absence of an experienced batsman like Rohit will be a huge miss for India during the Test series against South Africa.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs NZ | KL Rahul ruled out of New Zealand Tests with thigh strain, Suryakumar Yadav named replacement

KL Rahul has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against New Zealand with a muscle strain he sustained on his left thigh. Suryakumar Yadav, who was a part of India’s Test squad in England earlier this year, has been named Rahul’s replacement two days out from the start of first Test.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs NZ | New Zealand should give their best to defend WTC title, says Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner believes that the team should continue the brand of cricket they played in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship to defend the title. Wagner further added that facing India at their home is a difficult task, but the New Zealand team is looking forward to the challenge.
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newscricketa year ago

India to play England, South Africa and Bangladesh away in 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle

The ICC has released the schedule for the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle that will commence next month, and has confirmed that India will be playing England, South Africa and Bangladesh away. The council has also changed the points system, with each Test now accounting for 12 points.
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