As Sri Lanka was defeated by New Zealand on Sunday at Christchurch, team India got the golden chance to enter the World Test Championship Ship 2021-23 finals. Now the game will continue between India and Australia to win the title. Their match will be played from June 7 at The Oval in London.
Sri Lanka’s Defeat Becomes India’s Chance to Win World Test Championship 2021-23
Before the match played between New Zealand’s victory, it was a tough competitive time between India and Sri Lanka to secure the one vacant spot in WTC 2021-23 finals. However, if we judge all the possible scenarios, it was highly tough for team Sri Lanka to secure the title. They not only needed to win both their tests against New Zealand but also required India to lose the match in Ahmedabad.
WTC Journey Started With the Victory Over England
India’s journey to the finals of WTC was commenced with a Test match series in England, which played from August to September 2021. Under the supervision of Kohli-Shastri, they won both their matches and took the series to a 2-1 ratio. However, the fifth test was postponed without a definite period due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tour of South Africa
After India vs South Africa took place, in which KL Rahul’s century in the first innings and a powerful bowling performance led India to have a 1-0 lead in Centurion. But then they ran out of luck, England equalled the lead by winning the match played in Johannesburg.
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India’s Home Series Against Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma played India vs Sri Lanka test series in March as the permanent Test Caption. Under his leadership, India won the series with a 2-0 margin, when Ravindra Jadeja scored 175 and Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer impressed with their powerful performance in the second innings. “In July, after the IPL, India went back to England to play the postponed fifth Test with an eye on a big away series win. But that was not to be as England pulled off a massive fourth inning chase with centuries for Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow,” mentioned by Cricbuzz.