World Test Championship final postponed, to be played from June 18

World Test Championship final postponed, to be played from June 18

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NEW DELHI: The final of the first edition on the World Test Championship (WTC) has been postponed. The decider will now be played from June 18 to 22 with 23 acting as a reserve day.

The final of the inaugural edition of the championship was originally scheduled to be held from June 10 to June 14 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

It is almost certain that team India will be a part of the final.

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Currently, India and New Zealand are placed at the top two spots in the WTC standings. Virat Kohli's side has 430 points after playing five series, while New Zealand has 420 points after playing five series. India will be playing one more series against England as part of WTC and Australia, who is placed at the third spot, will be taking on South Africa. Australia would be required to win against South Africa if Tim Paine and boys wish to make it to the finals of WTC.

Earlier today, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday confirmed that England will start their home international summer with a two-match Test series against New Zealand, commencing from June 2. Joe Root's team will host number one ranked Test side New Zealand for two Test matches at Lord's (June 2-6) and Edgbaston (June 10-14).