Ravi Shastri suggests a change in format for World Test Championship final ahead of UK departure

Many cricket experts across the globe will also have their say on the topic after the 59-year-old opened the debate for everyone on Wednesday.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 7 June 2021 4:01 pm

Ahead of Team India's tour of England on Wednesday, head coach Ravi Shastri looked very confident during the pre-tour virtual press conference. The 59-year-old admitted that the final of World Test Championship is going to be one of the biggest matches ever considering the magnitude of the game. While Shastri was full of praise for his side for fighting all kinds of problems and producing impressive performances over the last two years, he also had a suggestion for International Cricket Council.

Will ICC consider Shastri's suggestion?

The final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship will have a one-off finale in Southampton, starting from June 18 onwards. Arguably, two of the best teams of the world - India and New Zealand - have fought it hard throughout the championship to earn their respective spots for the final showdown.

However, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri opined that a best of three final for deciding the winners of WTC would be the best way moving forward. "A best of three final will perhaps be a better thing going ahead. But one-off is a one-off. The guys have earned their rights. This wasn't built overnight. These guys have been No.1 for a long time," said Shastri.

As ICC has already announced that it will stick to the idea of World Test Championship for the next cycle after receiving such a good response from the fans, it will be interesting to see if it considers Shastri's suggestions for the future. Many cricket experts across the globe will also have their say on the topic after the 59-year-old opened the debate for everyone on Wednesday.

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