There is nothing wrong in saying that the year 2021 will be remembered for a very long time in cricket’s history. The reason being that the ICC World Test Championship final is going to be played this year in June. As we all know, the biggest test match of the year, with everything on the line, will be played between the two world-class test teams, India and New Zealand. New Zealand was the first team to make it to the big final, whereas India recently defeated England in a 4-match test series by 3-1 to secure their position in the World Test Championship final.
The match will take place in England, and fans from every country will be glued to their televisions and mobile devices to watch the live stream. Eventually, 2021 not only hosts the ICC World Test Championship final, but also the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. So, both of cricket’s biggest events will be held this year.
So, in this article, below we will be taking a look at the date when the final will be played. Moreover, the venue will also be discussed, along with the tickets and World Test Championship live streaming details. Lastly, the squads of both India and New Zealand will be listed down as well, once announced.
ICC World Test Championship Final Schedule & Live Score
The historical test match between India and New Zealand is scheduled from June 18th to 22nd. Both teams will battle it out in the ground, giving it their all to become the test champions.
Besides, the live score alongside the ball-by-ball commentary will also be available on our website’s live scores tab.
ICC World Test Championship Final Venue
If you still don’t know, the venue of the World Championship final has been shifted from Lord’s to Southampton. The top-notch Hampshire Bowl Cricket Stadium will be the ground where the teams will be playing in some high-quality conditions.
Well, unfortunately, we’ve still not been given the green signal that the match will feature a crowd. It solely depends upon the government of the UK to control the Covid-19 situation as best as they can. Even after that, we won’t have a house-full stadium as only a small crowd will be allowed.
Final Team Squads
The ICC World Test Championship final squad of neither team has been officially announced yet. There is still a long way to go for the final, but the predicted squads for the first-ever Test Championship Final are as follows.
Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav,Mohammed Shami, Ishanat Sharma, Mohammed Siraj.
Team New Zealand
Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Will Young.
ICC World Test Championship Live Streaming Platforms
It is obvious that the live streaming of the final will be available in every cricket-playing country. So, first of all, in New Zealand and England, the live streaming will be done by the Sky Sports Network. Secondly, the ICC World Test Championship live telecast in India will be covered by the Star Sports Network and Doordarshan.
In Pakistan, it’ll be PTV Sports and Ten Sports. Fox Sports will do the services in Australia as compared to GTV in Bangladesh. Channel Eye will broadcast the match in Sri Lanka, and the South African fans can head over to the SuperSport channel. Lastly, ESPN will live stream the match in the Caribbean region.