World Take a look at Championship remaining to be held at The Oval from June 7 to 11: ICC

Representational picture of the ICC World Championship mace
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The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that the second version of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) Remaining between the highest two Take a look at-playing nations will happen at The Oval from June 7 to 11, with June 12 because the designated reserve day.

The South London venue has hosted over 100 Take a look at matches in its wealthy historical past, and in June will welcome the highest two Take a look at sides within the ICC World Take a look at Championship standings, which is able to compete for the ICC WTC Mace following two years of hard-fought competitors.

The ICC WTC Remaining is the top occasion within the Take a look at calendar and is a week-long celebration of the longest format of the sport.

This Final Take a look at is the end result of two years of intense competitors within the ICC WTC, spanning 61 Take a look at matches over 24 collection performed thus far.

Whereas the 2 competing nations might not but be recognized, there are a bunch of great fixtures because of be performed within the coming weeks to find out the finalists.

Australia on high

Australia at present high the standings, with India in sizzling pursuit in second place, and each the groups go head-to-head throughout a four-Take a look at collection beginning in Nagpur on Thursday.

Whereas six groups in whole stand an opportunity of qualification, among the many frontrunners to problem the highest two are Sri Lanka, who sit third within the standings and South Africa in fourth, who tackle reigning WTC champions New Zealand and the West Indies respectively over two two-Take a look at collection throughout February and March.

On the potential of securing their place on the showpiece occasion, Australia skipper Pat Cummins mentioned, “The prospect of playing in the World Test Championship Final has been a big motivator for us over the last couple of years, more so now having missed out on over rates last time.

“To play at a impartial venue like The Oval provides one other ingredient for either side who make the Remaining. It is thrilling and has been a objective of ours for some time now.

“We are confident we can secure a place while here in India after a really strong 12 months. The Final would be a great reward for the players and staff who have done so well.”

India on track to make WTC remaining once more

India captain Rohit Sharma seems forward to what may very well be a second successive WTC Remaining encounter.

“Leading Team India out onto the field of play at the World Test Championship Final would be special,” he mentioned.

“We have grown and developed as a team during this competition and to be in with a chance of lifting the Mace at the Oval in June, we know we first need to overcome a tough Australia side.

“There have been so many dramatic moments in Take a look at cricket these days, and there are undoubtedly extra to come back. I’m excited by the prospect of reserving our place on the Remaining and hopefully creating historical past later within the 12 months.”

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