With global audience of 130.6 million, India-New Zealand final most watched across all WTC series: ICC
India contributed most of the audience with Star Sports and national broadcaster Doordarshan accounting for a whopping 94.6 per cent consumption of the intensely contested match.
WTC 2021-2023: India to host Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia; tour England, South Africa, Bangladesh
While the August 4 start of the five-Test series against England kicks off India's WTC campaign, they will also tour South Africa between December 2021 to January 2022.
The teams will be awarded standardised 12 points for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie during the second World Test Championship cycle.
Recently, the ICC decided to continue with the WTC in the next Future Tours Programme (2023-31), but the format and the number of teams is yet to be agreed upon.
The cricketer in Karthik was not afraid to sledge Hussain a bit and yet earned plaudits from the former England captain.
Kane Williamson and company won the inaugural WTC final, beating India by eight wickets in Southampton in a thrilling contest last month.
Irfan Pathan attributed India's loss in the WTC final against New Zealand at Southampton recently to lack of match practice.
Ravichandran Ashwin has said that skipper Virat Kohli never demanded that the WTC final should be a three-match affair.
The new cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) will begin with the five Test series between India and England from August 4 in Nottingham.
New Zealand won the rain-marred summit clash against India by eight wickets to bag the winning purse of Rs 12 crore along with an ICC Test Championship Mace.
After heartbreak of 2019 World Cup, winning WTC is definitely the highlight: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor
New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor said winning the WTC is one of the biggest highlights of his career.
The changes in the points system will have to be ratified by the ICC chief executives committee in the coming weeks.
Kyle Jamieson, who was the Man of the Match for his seven wickets in the final, felt nervous while watching the action from the dressing room.
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee puts WTC final shirt on auction to help fund eight-year-old girl's cancer treatment
Tim Southee is auctioning off his World Test Championship final shirt to help fund cancer treatment for 8-year-old Hollie Beattie.
New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in the rain-affected WTC final in Southampton with Williamson scoring an unbeaten half-century in a modest 139-run chase.