WTC Final is starting from 18th June.
IND vs NZ, WTC Final: The final of the ICC World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is to be played from 18 June. Through this, for the first time in the cricket history of 144 years, the world champion will be found in Test format.
New Delhi. ‘Ace Combat.’ It has become such a ruse that it is used every now and then. But this time it is not like that at all. The match we are talking about here (India vs New Zealand WTC Final) is really the biggest match of 144 years. No rocket science is needed to prove this. There are just a few small points, after reading which you yourself will agree that why this is the biggest match in the history of cricket. The final of the ICC World Test Championship is to be played between India and New Zealand from 18 June.
1. The history of cricket is almost 400 years old, but the first formal match between the two countries was played in 1877. It was a test match, in which the teams of England and Australia were face to face. After the test match, two more formats of cricket have come. Now along with Test matches all over the world (ODI and T20 matches are also there. Although T10 or street cricket is also played in many parts of the world, but they are not recognized by ICC.
2. The first ODI match was played in 1971. This time also the teams of England and Australia were face to face like in the test match. Four years after this match, the first World Cup of ODI cricket was played, which was won by West Indies. In this way ODI cricket got the world champion in 1975. Test cricket is still waiting for such a champion.
3. The first T20 International match was played in 2005. This time too, in the first match, Australia’s team came on the field, but in front of it was the team of New Zealand, not England. T20 World Championship was played within just two years of this match, which India won by defeating Pakistan. In this way T20 cricket got the world champion in 2007.4. The game of cricket has been included in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games to Asian Games. Britain won the gold medal in cricket by defeating France in the Paris Olympics (1900). But since then cricket has never been a part of the Olympics again. That is, once cricket has got an Olympic champion once, but the wait for the world champion continues till today.
5. ICC has organized the World Test Championship (WTC) for the first time in the history of cricket. Its final is to be played between India and New Zealand (IND vs NZ) in Southampton from June 18. This is the first time in the 144-year Test history that cricket is going to get a world champion in its oldest and complete format.
Cricket lovers know that in the 50-year history of ODI matches, 6 different world champions have been found. Similarly, in the 16-year history of T20 International cricket, 5 world champions have been found. Whereas Test cricket is going to get the world champion for the first time in 144 years. That is why the final of the ICC World Test Championship is being called the biggest match of cricket.