The second edition of the World Test Championship is heading towards its conclusion with India and Australia competing in the final for an ICC trophy. These were the two best sides in the WTC 2021-23 cycle and it all comes down to one final game as they lock horns at the Oval in London from June 7th.
India had lost out on the inaugural WTC championship when they lost the final against New Zealand in 2021. They were by far the best Test during the first WTC cycle but had to go up against a side that was more accustomed to playing in swinging conditions. They face a similar challenge this time around as well.
Australia topped the World Test Championship table with 152 points – points win percentage of 66.67%. India secured the second place with 127 points, winning 58.80% of the total points on offer. These two teams faced each other earlier this year in Border Gavaskar Trophy in India. But playing at a neutral venue in England is a different ballgame.
As the two rivals gear up for the ultimate clash, let's talk about where and how to watch the World Test Championship final.
How to watch the WTC 2023 final?
The WTC 2023 final can be witnessed live in countries all over the world. You can watch the marquee clash on television or you can stream it online.
India has by far the largest cricket audience in the world and the fans will be glued to the TV or computer or mobile screens. But who has the rights for WTC?
Star Sports Network holds the television rights for the WTC final. Indian viewers can watch the match live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD.
Those in India can also watch the game in regional languages, with Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Kannada also telecasting the final.
For those living in Australia, the World Test Championship final will be broadcasted live on Fox Sports. Sky Sports Cricket has the rights to televise the match in the United Kingdom and Ireland. For New Zealand viewers, Sky Sports is the official broadcaster.
How to stream WTC final in India?
As you know there's a big section of fans who prefer watching sports via streaming. If you don't like paying for TV channels, there is an official streaming platform for you to watch the WTC final.
Fans in India can stream the WTC final live on Disney+ Hotstar. You will need a subscription to avail of the WTC streaming on Hotstar.
How to stream WTC final in Australia?
Those of you living in Australia, you can stream the WTC final on the Kayo application. You must be a Kayo subscriber to avail of this service. You can also stream the match online via the ICC website.
UK fans can avail of online streaming on the Sky Go & Now application. For the New Zealand folks, skysportnow will be streaming the match.
How to watch WTC 2023 final in other countries?
The subcontinent fans have several options to watch this championship game. Apart from India, Star Sports 1 will broadcast the final in neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. Fans in these countries can stream the match live on the online platform Yupp TV.
Pakistan don't have an official TV broadcaster but the fans can watch the final live on Yupp TV. Bangladesh fans can watch the World Test Championship final on Gazi TV and they can also access Rabbitholebd for online streaming.
If you live in Afghanistan, RTA Sport is the official broadcast channel for this game. Fans in this country can stream the WTC final on Rtssport.live. Those in Singapore can stream the game live on Hotstar.
For those living in the United States of America and Canada, Willow is the official TV broadcaster while online streaming can be availed on Hotstar. USA residents can also stream the match on ESPN+.
Flow Sports has the rights to the WTC final in the Caribbean. Fans on these islands can also stream the matches on Flow Sports. The Test cricket lovers in South Africa will have Supersport as the official broadcaster along with DStv as the digital streaming partner.
WTC 2023 final: TV broadcasters and streaming platforms
|India||Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada||Disney+ Hotstar|
|Australia||Fox Sports||Kayo, ICC.tv|
|UK and Ireland||SKY Sports Cricket||Sky Go & Now|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports||skysportnow|
|Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives||Star Sports 1||Yupp TV|
|Caribbean||Flow Sports||Flow Sports|