Explained: What Will Happen If The ICC World Test Championship Final Ends In A Draw

Explained: What Will Happen If The ICC World Test Championship Final Ends In A Draw

India, New Zealand, ICC World Test Championship Final
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

The two finalists of the first ICC World Test Championship have been finalized as team India and New Zealand have booked their birth in the prestigious final after India beat England in the final Test of the four-match series. The final is now all slated to take place from June 18 at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

In this article, we explain what will happen if the final match of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand ends in a draw. Since this is a Test match, it is quite certain that the Test match can end in a draw and that no tie-breaker will take place between the two teams to come to a result in the process.

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

Who Will Win The ICC World Test Championship If The Final Ends In A Draw?

The Indian Cricket Team and the New Zealand Cricket Team have qualified for the final of the ICC World Test Championship. Now, if the final Test match of the ICC World Test Championship ends in a draw, the two finalists will share the trophy. Although there is a provision of a reserve day but, that provision only comes into play if there is a loss in the net playing time.

India, ICC World Test Championship Final
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

The net playing time refers to the standard game time set by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which is set at 30 hours of play (six hours per day). The reserve day comes into play only if the regulation time has not been fulfilled For example, if an hour’s play is lost due to rain or poor light and the hour’s play is covered on any of the other days of the Test match, there will be no reserve day.

India And New Zealand To Battle It Out From June 18

The Indian Cricket Team and the New Zealand Cricket Team will face off each other in the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground from June 18-22 this year. On Sunday, reports have emerged stating that the final will be shifted from Lord’s to another venue.

India, New Zealand, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (R) talks to India captain Virat Kohli after New Zealand won the Test series on day three of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and India at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 2, 2020. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)

The ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have enquired a couple of other grounds for the availability of which the Ageas Bowl or The Rose Bowl in Southampton is the frontrunner to host the marquee event.

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