India’s World Test Championship schedule started with their five-match Test series against England. But one of the Tests had to be postponed to 2023 due to issues surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. The series was drawn 2-2 after England won the rescheduled Birmingham Test by seven wickets.
Thereafter, India faced New Zealand in their World Test Championship schedule. They failed to win the first Test by a whisker but made sure of winning the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium to claim the two-match series 1-0.
— ICC (@ICC) June 2, 2023
India’s next campaign in the World Test Championship schedule was against Dean Elgar’s South Africa. The visitors started the series with a 113-run win at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, but the Proteas came back to win the next two Tests to claim the series 2-1.
It was also the series after which Virat Kohli stepped down as the skipper of the Indian Test team. Jasprit Bumrah captained India in the Birmingham Test against England as Rohit Sharma, who replaced Kohli as India’s full-time skipper, was recovering from an injury.
India’s last series in 2022 was against Bangladesh in the latter’s backyard. India won the first Test in Chattogram comfortably but found themselves in all sorts of trouble in Mirpur. But a brilliant seventh wicket stand between Ravi Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer took India past the finish line.
India’s last and final assignment in their World Test Championship schedule was against Australia. The hosts started the series with wins in Nagpur and Delhi, meaning that they also retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Aussies came back with a victory in Indore, but after the Ahmedabad Test was drawn, India won the series 2-1. India also climbed to the No.1 rankings in Tests following the series.
India World Test Championship Schedule
List of series
|04-08 August 2021||England||Nottingham||Match drawn|
|12-16 August 2021||England||Lord’s||India won by 151 runs|
|25-18 August 2021||England||Leeds||England won by an innings and 76 runs|
|02-06 September 2021||England||The Oval||India won by 157 runs|
|25-29 November 2021||New Zealand||Kanpur||Match drawn|
|03-06 December 2021||New Zealand||Mumbai||India won by 372 runs|
|26-30 December 2021||South Africa||Centurion||India won by 113 runs|
|03-06 January 2022||South Africa||Johannesburg||South Africa won by 7 wickets|
|11-14 January 2022||South Africa||Cape Town||South Africa won by 7 wickets|
|04-06 March 2022||Sri Lanka||Mohali||India won by an innings and 222 runs|
|12-14 March 2022||Sri Lanka||Bangalore||India won by 238 runs|
|01-05 July 2022||England||Birmingham||England won by 7 wickets|
|14-18 December 2022||Bangladesh||Chattogram||India won by 188 runs|
|22-25 December 2022||Bangladesh||Mirpur||India won by 3 wickets|
|09-11 February 2023||Australia||Nagpur||India won by an innings and 132 runs|
|17-19 February 2023||Australia||Delhi||India won by 6 wickets|
|01-03 March 2023||Australia||Indore||Australia won by 9 wickets|
|09-13 March 2023||Australia||Ahmedabad||Match drawn|
World Test Championship final date
India are now set to face Australia in the final of the WTC at the Kennington Oval. The World Test Championship final date is from June 7 to 11. Australia, led by Pat Cummins, finished on top of the WTC table with a win percentage of 66.67, thanks to 11 victories in 19 Tests. They had 152 points at the end of the league stage.
India, on the other hand, finished second in the WTC points table with 10 wins from 18 matches. Rohit’s men finished the league stage with 127 points. South Africa also had a chance to advance to the final, but they failed to make it through to the grand finale. Last time around India also played in the final of the WTC but lost to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at Edgbaston.