The World Test Championship 2023 final between India and Australia finally ended on June 11, 2023. The WTC Final 2023 was held at London’s Oval Stadium, and Australia won the WTC Final trophy with 209 runs. The Indian fans are definitely not very impressed after the Indian team’s defeat.
Australia became the only team to sweep all of the competitions after winning the WTC Final in 2023. On the final day, India lost seven wickets for an additional 70 runs. While R. Aswhin’s non-selection was the main topic of conversation on the first day, India’s high-profile batting lineup was largely to blame for their loss of the championship match.
Before the WTC 2023 Final, Team India’s new jersey, which is designed by Adidas excellently, looks sharp, and the massive sponsorship agreement (worth Rs. 350 crores) is set in stone for the following five years. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yashaswi Jaiswal, and others were observed getting ready for an important game this year and looked fantastic in the new gear.
The league competition for test cricket, the ICC World Test Championship, is run by the ICC (International Cricket Council). The first test championship started with the 2019 Ashes series and finished with New Zealand lifting the trophy after defeating India in the first WTC final in June 2021.
WTC Final 2023 Date, Time Venue & Stats
The WTC final was played at the Oval, London, from June 7–11, 2023, at 2 p.m. (IST). A reserve day has also been kept for June 12, 2023. Earlier, the inaugural edition of the WTC Final was won by New Zealand, defeating India by 8 wickets in the 2021 final in Southampton.
Broadcast time: 2:00 PM
Match Start Time: 3:00 PM
Session 1: 3-5 PM
Session 2: 5:40 PM to 7:40 PM
Session 3: 8-10 PM
India Playing XI in WTC Final 2023
Rohit Sharma (C), Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubhman Gill, Virat Kohli, KS Bharat (WK), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, R Ashwin, and Shardul Thakur.
Australia Playing XI in WTC 2023
Pat Cummins (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, and Scott Boland.
Test stats of India and Australia at Oval
WTC 2023 Live Streaming, Where and When to Watch?
The TV broadcasters of the ICC WTC-Final for India are Star Sports Network Channels (Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, and Star Sports 1 Kannada). Meanwhile, Disney+ Hotstar has the digital rights for the final.
WTC Final 2023: Finalists & Winner Predictions
After Australia, now India secured their place in the ICC WTC final after New Zealand ended Sri Lanka’s push for a top-two finish. NZ beat SL in a thrilling last-ball win in the first test of the two-match test series.
India has secured a 58.8% points percentage after avoiding defeat in the fourth Test match in the BGT series. The BGT win has set up a final against Australia on neutral ground at the Oval in London starting June 7, with the winner claiming the WTC mace.
ICC World Test Championship Points Table (2021-2023)
Australia tops the table with 152 points followed by India at 127 points. Check out the rankings of all nine teams of the WTC trophy.
|Team||Matches||Win||Loss||Draw||Points & PCT|
|South Africa||15||8||6||1||100 (55.56)|
|Sri Lanka||12||5||6||1||64 (44.44)|
|New Zealand||13||4||6||3||60 (38.46)|
|West Indies||13||4||7||2||54 (34.62)|
Most Runs in ICC WTC 2021-2023
Take a look at the Top run scorer in the ICC WTC 2021-2023, below:
|Joe Root (AUS)||40||1915||53.19||180*|
|Usman Khawaja (AUS)||28||1608||69.91||195*|
|Babar Azam (AUS)||26||1527||61.08||196|
|M Labuschagne (AUS)||33||1509||53.89||204|
|JM Bairstow (ENG)||28||1285||51.40||162|
|SPD Smith (AUS)||30||1252||50.08||200*|
|TM Head (AUS)||26||1208||52.52||175|
Most Wickets in ICC WTC 2021-2023
|NM Lyon (AUS)||32||83||2.57||8/64|
|K Rabada (SA)||22||67||3.63||6/50|
|R Ashwin (IND)||26||61||2.48||6/91|
|JM Anderson (ENG)||28||58||2.27||5/60|
|OE Robinson (ENG)||25||53||2.69||5/49|
|PJ Cummins (AUS)||25||53||2.68||5/38|
|MA Starc (AUS)||30||51||3.05||4/33|
WTC Final 2023: India Squad
The Board of Cricket Council of India announced the Indian squad for WTC Final amid IPL 2023 but there are a few changes due to injuries. Here’s the list of a 15-man side for the summit clash against Australia in June at the Oval Stadium.
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- Shubman Gill
- Cheteshwar Pujara,
- Ishan Kishan
- Virat Kohli
- Ajinkya Rahane
- KS Bharat
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Axar Patel
- Shardul Thakur
- Mohd. Shami
- Mohd. Siraj
- Umesh Yadav
- Jaydev Unadkat
Standby Players: Suryakumar Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar
WTC Final 2023: Australia Squad
Earlier this month, the Australian Cricket Board also announced the WTC Final 2023 Squad that will be held between India and Australia in Oval Stadium, London. Josh Hazelwood was ruled out due to Achilles and side issues.
- Pat Cummins (Captain)
- Scott Boland
- Alex Carey
- Cameron Green
- Marcus Harris
- Michael Neser
- Travis Head
- Josh Inglis
- Usman Khawaja
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Nathan Lyon
- Mitchell Marsh
- Todd Murphy
- Matthew Renshaw
- Steve Smith
- Mitchell Starc
- David Warner
WTC Final 2023 FAQs
A. The ICC WTC Final 2023 is being held at The Oval, London.
A. The WTC Final 2023 is scheduled to take place from June 7-11, 2023.
A. Australia is the first finalist to play in the WTC Final.
A. India is currently at the 1st spot with 121 points in the ICC WTC 2021-23 points table.
A. Joe Root is currently the top scorer in the ICC WTC 2021-23.
A. Nathon Lyon is the highest wicket-taker in the ICC WTC 2021-23.
A. Australia won WTC Final 2023.