You won’t be surprised if we told you that World Cup is almost comparable to World Test Championship but the only difference is that WTC is played around two-year tenure. Each of the nine competitors plays a selected number of home and away games and then the top-two team qualifies for the WTC final.
Until 2019, ICC yearly suggested a Test Mace to the team that ended with the No.1 rank before the ICC kicked off the WTC tournament which added more worth to the Test format. New Zealand was last year’s champion of the WTC but this year it hasn’t qualified to reach the final of the WTC.
On the 7th of June, ICC crowned the new Test cricket champion as India meets Australia in the clash at The Oval.
Sunny weather is expected between Day 1 (Wednesday) and Day 4 (Saturday), while the latter day is also predicted to be a bit cloudy as well.
However, there is a forecast for spotty afternoon rains on Day 5 (Sunday), and hence the Reserve Day will come into play in the WTC final as it was in the 2021 final.