The first ICC world test championship was started in Aug 2019 and it’s going to end on 22 June 2021 when India Vs New Zealand will play the final. All cricket fans are waiting for the final match eagerly. Though, the finalist teams were not clear till march 2021. When India defeated England in 4 test series by 3-1, India entered the World test championship final. I am going to share all details about the final match here.
World Test Championship Point table
A total of 9 top-ranked test teams participated in the WTC 2019 -2021 and played against each other. Not all the teams played against each team. Moreover, a few test series were also canceled in 2020 due to the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. There was a huge impact of the cancellation of the Australia and South Africa series in March 2021. India and New Zealand easily managed to enter in WTC final 2021 after the cancellation of the series between Australia and South Africa. You can check the points of all teams in the WTC point table picture given below.
As per the World Test Championship point table, India tops the point table with 520 points and New Zealand with 420 points is at the second spot. India and New Zealand will play the WTC final 2021 from 18 June to 22 June 2021. Australia was in third place with 332 points.
WTC final 2021 date
ICC World Test Championship final will be played between India and New Zealand from 18 June to 22 June 2021. The final will be played at Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton in England. Both the finalists will be playing outside their home ground. The record of New Zealand outside is better when compared to India. Nevertheless, the Indian Cricket team is in good form and the final would be very entertaining. The match is scheduled for 5 days and the end date will be 22 June 2021.
How to watch the World Test Championship final
The first-ever World test Championship final will be live-streamed on Hotstar. Star Network has streaming rights of the World test championship. If you are living in the USA and Canada and don’t want to miss the WTC final match on 18 June 2021, you should subscribe to a Hotstar US premium subscription. In addition to the WTC final, the upcoming IPL matches and T20 World cup 2021 will also be broadcasted on Hotstar only.
You can check out Hotstar US premium subscription and subscribe to it by using Hotstar US promo code CRICBUZ for a discounted price.
You will get a $5 instant discount on a Hotstar US premium subscription + additional benefits worth $40. To be clear, there is no streaming service other than Hotstar USA, which is going to broadcast the WTC final in the USA. But in India, Cricket fans have so many platforms to catch up on live streaming of the World Test Championship grand finale. A number of OTT services like Jio TV, Airtel TV may offer to stream the championship final. However, you will need to purchase a subscription to these services.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
There is only 1 match to decide the World test championship winner. WTC final is not a series and single match will be played between finalist teams.
The final will be played at Rose Bowl Stadium, Southampton in England. ICC, England and Wales Cricket Board, Hampshire Cricket Board are the venue organisers.
India and New Zealand are the finalists and both team will play to win the trophy.
The final match will be played between India and New Zealand from 18 June to 22 June 2021. ICC has also kept a reserve day on 23 June 2021.
In case, the match would have drawn, both teams would be joint winner of WTC final 2021.
You can watch the final match on Hotstar USA by purchasing annual premium subscription.
There are restrictions on number of spectators due to COVID19 protocols. The tickets is being sold through ballot and the customer need to fulfil certain terms and conditions first.