The India National Cricket Team is all prepared for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. The much-awaited ICC match will commence on June 18 at The Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in England. India and New Zealand were the top two teams in the ICC World Test Championship points table in the end that enabled them to book their spot in the final. There were 9 teams that participated in ICC World Test Championship.
India played 6 bilateral Test series during the tournament, out of which they won 5 series and lost 1. India played 17 matches during the tournament, out of which the Virat Kohli-led side won 12 matches and lost 4. One match ended in a draw. During the tournament, India faced West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia, and England.
India’s journey during ICC World Test Championship was a thrilling and nail-biting one. Let us relive India’s journey in the tournament and look at India’s road to ICC World Test Championship final below.
India’s Road To The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final 2021
India started their journey in the ICC World Test Championship tournament with a bang after winning the first two Tests against West Indies. Both the Test matches were played in West Indies and India whitewashed the West Indies in spite of not having home advantage.
India won the first match by 318 runs and the 2nd match by 257 runs. Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma showed a brilliant bowling performance with 13 and 11 wickets respectively. Mohammed Shami also scalped 9 wickets. Hanuma Vihari also impressed with his maiden Test century in the 2nd game.
Vihari was given the player of the series award for his 289 runs in two matches, which consisted of 1 hundred and 2 fifties. With the victory, India earned 120 points in the points table and moved to the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.