WTC 2023 Final

The second edition of the World Test Championship runs from 2021 to 2023 with the final scheduled to be played between India and Australia at The Oval starting June 7. The five-Test series between India and England in 2021 marked the beginning of the cycle. A total of 69 Tests held across 27 series determined the finalists of the second WTC. Each team played a total of 6 Test series – 3 home and 3 away. Defending champions New Zealand, who won the inaugural WTC after beating India in the final failed to qualify for the final after losing six Tests out of 13 and winning four. more

Match Results

ENG in PAK, 3 Tests, 2022, Sat, 17 Dec '22

Match Abandoned 3rd Test

Points Table

Pos Team Won Lost Draw PEN Pts PCT(%)
1 AUS Australia 11 3 5 0 152 66.67
2 IND India 10 5 3 -5 127 58.8

Indian Top performers



Australian Top performers



[WTC News]

India vs Australia, WTC Final Day 2 Highlights: IND end on 151/5 at Stumps

Updated on Jun 08, 2023 10:59 PM IST

India vs Australia, WTC Final Day 2 Highlights: India trail Australia by 318 runs and lost half their side in the second half of the day. 

Rahane survived an LBW appeal and looked the most assured of all Indian batters on Day 2. (AP)

Ganguly shatters ‘theory’ behind WTC final loss with powerful 'Rahane' remark

Sourav Ganguly didn't mince his words as he took down Rohit and co. for their poor performance in the WTC Final earlier this month.

Sourav Ganguly took down Team India weeks after its poor outing in the WTC Final against Australia(AFP/File)
Published on Jun 30, 2023 06:18 AM IST

Pujara's best-possible response after being dropped from India Test side

Cheteshwar Pujara took to Twitter to react to his India vs West Indies Test series snub. The veteran was in poor form in the WTC final.

Cheteshwar Pujara in action for India.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 07:32 PM IST

‘Happy with 5 friends, don’t want more': Shastri's sensational reply to Ashwin

Ravi Shastri had a straightforward response to Ravichandran Ashwin's ‘teammates are colleagues’ remark following the WTC Final loss.

Ravi Shastri had a rather straightforward response to Ashwin's remark on the Indian dressing room(File)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 01:46 PM IST

BCCI takes stunning call for India's new Test vice-captain ahead of WI series

Cheteshwar Pujara has been dropped from the squad for the tour, which means that India now have a new Test vice-captain.

Pujara has been dropped from the Indian squad for the West Indies Tests(AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 04:01 PM IST

Ashwin reopens WTC final wounds with cheeky 'Dhoni' message to Rohit, Dravid

It has been over a fortnight now since the heartbreak in the World Test Championship final. But the wounds are still fresh, especially for Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin is yet to move on from the WTC final heartbreak
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 11:28 AM IST

Recharged Khawaja adds resilience to Aussie batting

Unlike his earlier avatars when he was constantly in and out of the team, Khawaja has countered spin and swing with a greater degree of success.

Australia's Usman Khawaja acknowledges the crowd as he walks off the pitch after being given out clean bowled by England's Ollie Robinson during day three of the first Ashes Test cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, Sunday, June 18, 2023. Khawaja made 141 runs. (AP/PTI) (AP06_18_2023_000091A)(AP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 10:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Will India find right balance between attack and defence?

At a time when England and Australia’s contrasting styles have become a talking point, it will be interesting to see the approach that India take.

India's Rohit Sharma during practice (Reuters)
Published on Jun 22, 2023 09:32 PM IST
By, Mumbai

ICC's heavy punishment for England, Australia; players fined, WTC points docked

ICC docked two points each from England and Australia's World Test Championship tally while players from both sides were also fined 40% of their match fees.

Australia captain Pat Cummins, left, celebrates after beating England during on day five of the first Ashes Test(AP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 01:47 PM IST

'I couldn’t take it anymore': Ashwin on explosive tweet after WTC final omission

Ashwin put out an explosive tweet moments after India's second consecutive loss in the WTC final and later explained it as an act of getting "closure".

Ashwin opens up on the tweet he put out after India's loss in WTC Final
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 10:09 AM IST

‘Just because India…': Ex-AUS captain passes verdict on Rohit's captaincy

Rohit Sharma's future as captain will largely depend on the performance of Team India at the 2023 World Cup.

India's captain Rohit Sharma walks back to the pavilion after his dismissal (AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 09:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

SA legend pinpoints Rahul Dravid's 'biggest challenge' after WTC final

The Ex-South Africa captain reflected on Rahul Dravid's ongoing stint after India were crushed by Australia in the WTC final.

India's captain Rohit Sharma (R) speaks with his team coach Rahul Dravid(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2023 04:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Not 100% certain Rohit will remain Test captain': Chopra's warning to BCCI

Former India opener Aakash Chopra has issued a warning to BCCI selectors as he remains sure that Rohit is unlikely to remain the skipper beyond 2023.

Aakash Chopra has his say on the future of Rohit Sharma Test captaincy
Published on Jun 18, 2023 01:27 PM IST

'All teammates were once friends. Now they’re colleagues': Ashwin on Indian team

When asked whether he looked for help or a frank conversation with any of his teammates, Ashwin's first reaction was - "It's a deep topic".

Ashwin exposed the sad reality of Indian team in the wake of WTC final snub(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 01:50 PM IST

Ashes 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Khawaja, Carey drive AUS to 311/5 at stumps

The Ashes 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Australia 311/5 (U Khawaja 126*, A Carey 52*; S Broad 2/49), trail England (393/8d) by 82 runs at Stumps on Day 2

The Ashes 1st Test Day 2 Highlights: Usman Khawaja plays a shot on Day 2(AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2023 11:05 PM IST

[ WTC Final 2023 FAQs ]

The World Test Championship is not restricted to one country or venue. It's a two-year-long cycle and takes place in all the countries which are featured to take part in it. New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, England, Bangladesh will all host Test series that will be part of the next World Test Championship.

No, India is yet to win a World Test Championship. They had reached the final in 2021 but lost to New Zealand and now have a second chance to lift the trophy when they face Australia in the WTC final starting June 7 at The Oval.

The winner of the World Test Championship 2023 is yet to be decided with India taking on Australia in the final next month.

The World Test Championship final will take place at the Oval in England next month. It will take place from June 7 to 11, 2023.

The top 8 ranked Tests teams in the world qualify to compete in the World Test Championship. As a result of it, India, who are already the finalists this year, will automatically qualify for the next WTC cycle.

Each team participating in the World Test Championship plays 6 Test series - three home and three away after which the top two teams make their place into the final.

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