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Tag: World Test Championship

World Test Championships Final, India Vs New Zealand
WTC Final, India Vs New Zealand: History In The Making

The oldest format of the game is set to be the last to get a World Championship final of its own. After a lot of discussions, a lot of confusion and a lot of chop and change, India and New Zealand will be playing for the mace.

India Have Better Record Than NZ Away From Home In WTC
India Have Better Record Than NZ Away From Home In WTC

The Kiwis have played five series in the 2019-2021 WTC period and won three series at home against India, Pakistan and West Indies which saw them enter the final on the basis of percentage of points.

Ashwin On Cusp Of Ending As Top Wicket Taker Of WTC

Ashwin has four four-wicket hauls in WTC so far, the same as fellow Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who has 56 scalps.

India One Draw Away From Qualifying For WTC Final

Ahmedabad: India’s victory over England in the third Test has put them on the cusp of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. The result knocked England out of contention for the final which is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. India beat England by […]

India Step Into Unknown Territory With Spot In WTC Final At Stake

Ahmedabad: Facing the challenge of avoiding a defeat to keep their hopes of reaching the World Test Championship (WTC) final alive, India will step onto a Motera ground that has been reconstructed from scratch and hence is largely unknown to them. To add to the challenge of a new pitch and the shiny seats — […]

India Face 3-Point Penalty In Race To WTC Final If Pitch Rated 'Poor'
India Face 3-Point Penalty In Race To WTC Final If Pitch Rated 'Poor'

Chennai: With the MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch for the second Test helping spin bowlers from the first session of the first Test, there have been calls to dock India points in the World Test Championship (WTC) table for producing a below-par surface even as Virat Kohli’s boys are fighting to qualify for the WTC final. […]

World Test Championship Format Needs A Review: ICC Chairman Barclay

New Delhi: Four days after India captain Virat Kohli described the new percentage points system of the much-debated World Test Championship (WTC) as “very confusing, very difficult to understand why”, new ICC chairman Gregor John Barclay said on Monday that its format needed a review after the Covid-affected maiden edition is completed. The ICC recently […]

COVID-19 Impact: ICC To Review World Test Championship Schedule

New Delhi: While everyone is waiting with bated breath for the ICC to announce the fate of the T20 World Cup in October-November, the international body is not just worried about the showpiece event in Australia. Another concern for them is the fate of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship which is now […]

World Test Championship Biggest Of All ICC Events: Virat Kohli

Wellington: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday put his weight behind the World Test Championship, terming it as the mother of all other ICC events. “I think World Test Championship as an ICC tournament should be right up there. All the other tournaments for me they start under that. This is probably the biggest of […]

Rashid Khan Becomes Youngest Ever Test Captain

Chittagong (Bangladesh): Ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who is captaining Afghanistan in the one-off Test against Bangladesh which got underway here on Thursday, has become the youngest player ever to lead a Test side. Rashid, who turned 20 years and 350 days on Thursday, surpassed the record of Tatenda Taibu who led Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka […]

Team India blessed to have Bumrah, must look after him: Irfan Pathan

Kolkata: Irfan Pathan believes Jasprit Bumrah is the most important member of the Indian team and his maiden hat-trick against the West Indies won’t be his last. Bumrah took 13 wickets in two Test matches including a hat-trick in the first innings of the second rubber to guide India to a comprehensive 2-0 series whitewash […]

Test Cricket Needs To Appeal To Millennials: Gambhir

New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes in the present era of T20 and ODIs, Test cricket should become more appealing to the new generation and must address some core issues. In order to add more excitement to the longest format of the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has already come out with […]

India to begin Windies Tour from August 3

St. John’s (Antigua):  India will begin its ICC World Test Championship campaign with the two-Test series to be played in the West Indies in late August. The two Tests will be played at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua (August 22-26) and at Sabina Park in Jamaica (August 30-September 3). Before that, both the […]