World Test Championship: Final to be played at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl

While India finished on the top of the WTC table with 72.2 percentage points after a 3-1 series win over England, New Zealand was the first team to qualify for the final with 70 percentage points.
World Test Championship: Final to be played at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl
New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli (L to R)Instagram/ViratKohli

World Test Championship (WTC)’s final to be played between India and New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, says BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla.

Yes, the final will be played in Southampton keeping an eye on the COVID situation," Rajiv Shukla told ANI.

The match is scheduled to take place from June 18 to 22 with June 23 kept as the reserve day.

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While India finished on the top of the WTC table with 72.2 percentage points after a 3-1 series win over England, New Zealand was the first team to qualify for the final with 70 percentage points.

After reaching the final, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that a best of three final would have been nicer, but the senior pro assured that the side will give its best shot in the summit clash

"For people like me, Pujara (Cheteshwar), Rahane (Ajinkya), and Ishant (Sharma), who did not play the 2019 World Cup, this is literally the World Cup. I also saw Ishant speaking about it. I am happy for every member for making it to the finals. I am sure we can get a positive result if we adapt quickly because we just have one match as the final. It would have been nicer if we had three, but we just have one, we have to live with that and we will try to give our best shot," said Ashwin in a video posted on the official website of the BCCI.

Also Read | India crush England by an innings and 25 runs to win series 3-1, Qualify for WTC final

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