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Indian cricket team
- Indian team finished runners-up in the inaugural edition of WTC
- India’s program in the second edition of WTC to begin on August 4
- Indian team will make their last tour of Bangladesh in the second edition of WTC
New Delhi: In the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship, the Indian team finished second, while dominating the league stage of the competition. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team will now prepare for the second edition of the World Test Championship, leaving behind a crushing defeat in the final against New Zealand.
In the new cycle, the Indian team will first play a five-match Test series against England, which will begin on August 4 at Trentbridge. After the England series, Indian cricketers will keep themselves busy in preparations for the second phase of the IPL and the ICC T20 World Cup.
The Indian team will play their second series at home against defending champions New Zealand in the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (2021-23). This series can be held in November this year after the T20 World Cup. After this, the Indian team will tour South Africa and play their third Test series. She will then face Sri Lanka at home for a three-Test series.
After this the Indian team will take a long break from Test cricket. After this, the Indian team will take part in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, which will be played in the second half of 2022. The last series of the second edition of the Indian team’s WTC will be against Bangladesh, where both the teams will play a two-match Test series.
India’s WTC Program (2021-23)
India tour of England (5 Tests)
India tour of South Africa (three Tests)
India tour of Sri Lanka (three Tests)
India tour of Bangladesh (Two Tests)
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team would like to continue its dominance in the second edition of the WTC, as it did in the first edition. The prime target of the Indian team will be to make it to the top two teams. Kohli expects the second edition of the WTC to feature a three-match series leading up to the finals, as he has expressed his opinion in the virtual press conference.
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