to emerging reports, the World Test Championship 2021-23 final will take place
from June 7 to 11 at The Oval. Although there has been no official confirmation
regarding the dates from International Cricket Council (ICC), the tentative window is
the first week of June, with a provision of a reserve day as well.
In the final of WTC 2019-21 played in the third week of June, the incessant rain lashed out at Southampton which resulted in the washout of the entire Day 1. The reserve day was taken to use, which witnessed New Zealand securing a victory by eight wickets. However, the apex board has reportedly pushed back the dates of the WTC 2021-23 final.
Currently, Australia are at the pole position with seven wins and a solitary loss, with 96 points to their kitty. South Africa are placed second in the table with 72 points under their belt. Both teams are slated to play a three-match Test series beginning this month, which may decide the fate of both teams.
Sri Lanka marks their presence in the third spot with 64 points and 53.33 percentage points. The WTC 2019-21 runner-up India are the fourth slot with 75 points and 52.08 percentage points. The Lankan team has only two Tests remaining in the WTC 2021-23, which will take place in March 2023 against New Zealand.
After playing a two-test match series against Bangladesh this month, India will be up against the challenge of Australia in a four-match Test series on home soil in February. It will be interesting to witness which two teams will grab the first two spots and face each other in the final.