‘Usse accha Perth me Kara dete final’ – Fans react as Cricket’s Governing Body announces venue and date of Test Championship

By Daniel S

February 8, 2023

Finally, the cricket’s governing body has announced the date of the Test Championship final. Two finalist teams will lock horns in the title clash of this coveted tournament of the longest format of the game at The Oval in London from the 7th of June to the 11th of June having the 12th of June as the reserve day for the match in case rain hampers the play during five days.

The prestigious venue of London has been the host of almost 100 Tests and has a rich and flourishing history in the most traditional format of the game.

“The final of the second edition of the Test Championship will be played at The Oval, London from 7 to 11 June with a reserve day in place (12 June). New Zealand had won the inaugural edition, defeating India by eight wickets in the 2021 final in Southampton,” said cricket’s governing body in their official announcement.

Although the cricket fans took no time in reminding the cricket’s governing body about what rain did to the first-ever final of the Test championship played between India and New Zealand. Both teams appeared in the final of the first-ever edition of the Test championship two years back in the month of June in the year 2021.

The fans immediately took to Twitter to come up with multiple reactions and also suggested the cricket’s governing body if they could’ve changed the venue of the final of the World Test Championship.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Meanwhile, the Australian skipper Pat Cummins also talked about the Test Championship Final.

“The prospect of playing in the Test Championship Final has been a big motivator for us over the last couple of years, more so now having missed out on over rates last time,” said Cummins.

Subsequently, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma also expressed the potential feeling of leading the national side of India in the final of the Test championship.

“Leading Team India out onto the field of play at the Test Championship Final would be special. We have grown and developed as a team during this competition and to be in with a chance of lifting the Mace at the Oval in June, we know we first need to overcome a tough Australia side,” said Rohit Sharma ahead of the first of the four-match Test series against Australia.