New Zealand had gained the inaugural version, defeating India by eight wickets within the 2021 last in Southampton.
This finale is the end result of two years of fierce battle within the WTC, spanning 61 Check matches over 24 sequence performed to this point.
The long-lasting South London venue, which has hosted over 100 Check matches in its wealthy historical past, will welcome the highest two Check sides within the ICC World Check Championship standings, which can compete for the ICC WTC Mace following two years of hard-fought competitors.
Australia lead the nine-team factors desk for the continued cycle with a wholesome factors proportion of 75.56, adopted by India at 58.93.
The 2 groups are set to face off in a four-match Check sequence, starting 9 February in Nagpur, and the eventual consequence will play a major half in figuring out the eventual finalists.
Whereas six groups in whole stand an opportunity of qualification, Sri Lanka (53.33%) and South Africa (48.72%) too, who take the third and fourth positions respectively, are in with an opportunity.
Sri Lanka have two away Exams towards New Zealand remaining within the ongoing cycle, whereas South Africa’s final project is the two-match dwelling sequence towards the West Indies.
“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 neutral venue like The Oval adds another element for both sides who make the Final. It’s exciting and has been a goal of ours for a while now,” Australia skipper Pat Cummins mentioned.
“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,” Cummins added.
“Leading Team India out onto the field of play at the World Test Championship Final would be special,” India captain Rohit Sharma 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 Check cricket these days, and there are undoubtedly extra to come back. I’m excited by the prospect of reserving our place on the Ultimate and hopefully creating historical past later within the yr,” Rohit added.