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How can India qualify for 2023 WTC final after Pakistan knocked out

Pakistan's loss to England in the thrilling second Test in Multan has ended any chances Babar Azam's side had to qualify for the 2023 World Test Championship final.

India have six Tests left to play in the current cycle
India have six Tests left to play in the current cycle
Updated on Dec 12, 2022 04:25 PM IST

Can't see another team cracking the code- Hogg terms India as WTC 'favourites'

Following India's memorable win against England in the second Test match at Lord's, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg explained why he believes India are the "favourites" to win the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC).

'Cannot see another team cracking the code': Hogg terms India as 'favourites' to win WTC, says they are the 'real deal'(Agencies/HT Collage)
'Cannot see another team cracking the code': Hogg terms India as 'favourites' to win WTC, says they are the 'real deal'(Agencies/HT Collage)
Updated on Aug 17, 2021 03:42 PM IST

ICC announces new point system and fixtures of WTC 2

Each match of the upcoming WTC will now be contested for the same number of points – 12 for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie, moving away from the previous system where the same number of points were allocated to each series, divided across the number of matches played.

ICC announced new point system of WTC 2(HT_PRINT)
ICC announced new point system of WTC 2(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 14, 2021 12:20 PM IST

India to play NZ, SL, Aus, Eng & SA in WTC 2, equal points for each Test: Report

The upcoming India-England series and the Ashes later this year are the only five-match Test series in the second cycle of WTC which is otherwise dominated by two-match Test series.

India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 10:59 AM IST

Tim Southee auctions WTC final shirt for 8-year-old's cancer treatment

Southee who was New Zealand’s top wicket-taker in India’s second innings of the WTC final, took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that proceeds from the shirt auction will be given to the Beattie family.

New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 03:06 PM IST

News updates from HT: Electoral activity begins in eastern UP ahead of polls

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held over 40 meetings in Varanasi and other eastern Uttar Pradesh districts in the last 50 days (PTI)
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has held over 40 meetings in Varanasi and other eastern Uttar Pradesh districts in the last 50 days (PTI)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:54 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Virat Kohli hugs Kane Williamson after WTC final loss, pic goes viral

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson's image is now being shared by many on different social media sites, especially Twitter, with sweet captions.

WTC final: India's captain Virat Kohli in Indian jersey during World Test Championship.(ANI Photo)
WTC final: India's captain Virat Kohli in Indian jersey during World Test Championship.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 03:22 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Fan’s rapid change in reaction after Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal goes viral

“Just watch this one till the end,” ICC wrote while sharing the video.

The image of the Indian fan shared by ICC on Instagram.(Instagram/@icc)
The image of the Indian fan shared by ICC on Instagram.(Instagram/@icc)
Updated on Jun 24, 2021 01:54 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

News updates from HT: Ramdev moves SC over FIRs against him for remarks

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging multiple first information reports (FIRs) against him for his comments on efficacy of allopathy in treatment of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)
Yoga guru Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging multiple first information reports (FIRs) against him for his comments on efficacy of allopathy in treatment of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 04:57 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey, pic prompts funny memes

Mohammed Shami's picture prompted many to share meme from Shah Rukh Khan and Kajor starrer film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey.(Screenshot)
Mohammed Shami fields with a towel wrapped over jersey.(Screenshot)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 10:39 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

WTC Final: 'Length did the trick' - Bangar on Indian pacers' success on day 5

WTC Final: Shami then did more damage as he bowled a peach of a delivery to rattle the stumps of BJ Watling.

India's Mohammed Shami, right, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AP)
India's Mohammed Shami, right, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling, left, during the fifth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.(AP)
Published on Jun 22, 2021 08:04 PM IST

Anushka binges on hot samosas while watching team India play against NZ at WTC

Anushka Sharma took to Instagram Stories on Saturday to share a picture of the cricket field as India geared up for the WTC finals against New Zealand.

Anushka Sharma is cheering for husband Virat Kohli with some samosas by her side.
Anushka Sharma is cheering for husband Virat Kohli with some samosas by her side.
Updated on Jun 19, 2021 10:23 PM IST

Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt, worth London flight ticket

Anushka Sharma’s chic, effortless and fun look in monochrome pictures from England's Southampton, donning Balenciaga’s striped oversized shirt with tied-up collar and baggy mom jeans, have taken the Internet by storm and here’s their whopping cost

Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt is worth London flight ticket(Instagram/anushkasharma)
Anushka Sharma’s millennial look in Balenciaga shirt is worth London flight ticket(Instagram/anushkasharma)
Updated on Jun 18, 2021 04:42 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Fans lash out at ICC after rain washes out first session of WTC final

The moment BCCI tweeted that the first session of the WTC final was washed out due to rain in Southampton, the fans took to Twitter to take their frustration out on the scheduling by ICC. Here is how the fans reacted on Twitter.

India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 18, 2021 People hold umbrella's in the rain before the start of play Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)
India v New Zealand - Rose Bowl, Southampton, Britain - June 18, 2021 People hold umbrella's in the rain before the start of play Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 03:09 PM IST

Virat Kohli posts pics of team India ahead of WTC final, they're going viral

Virat Kohli's post ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand has gone all kinds of viral.

Image shared by Virat Kohli ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand.(Instagram/@virat.kohli)
Image shared by Virat Kohli ahead of WTC final between India and New Zealand.(Instagram/@virat.kohli)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 04:32 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Pant hits superb straight six in India's intra-squad practice match - WATCH

In a video shared by BCCI, Rishabh Pant was seen charging down the track to hit a straight six. The video ended with Pant walking back while raising his bat.

Rishabh Pant hits a six in India's intra-six practice match in Southampton(BCCI/screenshot)
Rishabh Pant hits a six in India's intra-six practice match in Southampton(BCCI/screenshot)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 12:37 PM IST

MPL unveils limited-edition fan jerseys to celebrate India's WTC journey

To craft this jersey, MPL Sports worked with SIX5SIX, a sports and streetwear company, and reimagined the traditional Test jersey.

MPL unveils limited-edition fan jersey
MPL unveils limited-edition fan jersey
Published on Jun 11, 2021 02:25 PM IST

10 legends from five eras to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame in WTC final

As many as 10 legends of the game who have made a significant contribution to the history of Test cricket will be inducted to join the 93 players, who are already in the illustrious list, taking the total to 103.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 01:30 PM IST
PTI |

'If he performs as he did in his country, India will be in strong position'

With both teams are evenly matched-up, Panesar pointed out the two players who could be the key to their team's chances in the WTC final.

Indian players celebrate a wicket against England during the home series. (BCCI)
Indian players celebrate a wicket against England during the home series. (BCCI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 01:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Best bowling line-up to travel to all conditions': McCullum hails Ind's bowling

India boast a strong pace battery, which, according to former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, makes them one of the strongest Test teams.

Are we looking at four of India's best Test pacers? (Getty Images)
Are we looking at four of India's best Test pacers? (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 08:54 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'2 of the greatest batsmen in the world': Gower's praise for Kohli, Williamson

David Gower reserved high praise for Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, terming them as ‘two of the greatest batsmen in the world at the moment.'

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are two of the best. (Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are two of the best. (Getty Images)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 07:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Athiya Shetty's latest pic makes fans wonder if she's with KL Rahul. See here

KL Rahul is currently in England, with the Indian cricket team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final. Fans are convinced that his rumoured girlfriend Athiya Shetty has accompanied him.

Athiya Shetty shared a new picture, leaving fans wondering if she's with KL Rahul in England.
Athiya Shetty shared a new picture, leaving fans wondering if she's with KL Rahul in England.
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 05:56 PM IST

Kohli and boys to get 20-day respite from bio-bubble after WTC final: Report

Sources in the know of developments in the team management said it will be a welcome break as the team has to not only spend time in the bubble for the Test series against England, but will also straightaway move to the IPL bubble in the UAE post the Test series.

File photo of Indian cricketers(Getty Images)
File photo of Indian cricketers(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 11:50 AM IST
ANI |

'Man to man, India looks the better team': Vengsarkar

Former India batsman Dilip Vengsarkar reckons Virat Kohli's India hold the advantage over New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championships.

Can Virat Kohli lead India to a Test series win in England after 14 years? (Getty Images)
Can Virat Kohli lead India to a Test series win in England after 14 years? (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 07:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'No weakness at all': Sunil Gavaskar calls current Indian team the 'best ever'

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar has come up with a massive praise for the Indian cricket team, saying that the current unit led by Virat Kohli is the best ever produced in the history of Indian cricket.

Is the current Indian team under Virat Kohli the best Indian team in history? (Getty Images)
Is the current Indian team under Virat Kohli the best Indian team in history? (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 05:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Chahal asked to describe Kohli in three words, leggie gives heartwarming answer

It is a well-known fact that Team India skipper Virat Kohli and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal share a great rapport both on and off the field.

Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the England series at home.
Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the England series at home.
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 03:40 PM IST

VVS Laxman has an interesting suggestion regarding the coin toss in Test cricket

VVS Laxman gave a rather interesting suggestion regarding the toss, while maintaining that Tests do not need to undergo any major changes.

File Photo: Former Indian cricket team player VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
File Photo: Former Indian cricket team player VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 02:57 PM IST

'Need an outright winner': Hogg suggests WTC final should be a 'Timeless Test'

Brad Hogg feels a Test match as big as the WTC final deserves a better finish, which is why he has has come up with an interesting idea.

Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli during the 2020 Test series. (Getty Images)
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli during the 2020 Test series. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 03:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ashwin shares adorable picture with daughters from quarantine ahead of WTC final

Team India off-spinner R Ashwin shared an adorable photo with his daughters inside the hotel room ahead of the WTC final against Kane Williamson's New Zealand.

Team India's R Ashwin poses with his daughters. (Instagram/R Ashwin)
Team India's R Ashwin poses with his daughters. (Instagram/R Ashwin)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 02:17 PM IST

Kohli shares scenic picture of the Ageas Bowl ahead of WTC final against NZ

Team India captain Virat Kohli took to Instagram to share a scenic view of the Ageas Bowl in Southampton ahead of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against Kane Williamson's New Zealand.

Virat Kohli shared a picture of the Ageas Bowl from his hotel room in Southampton. (Screengrab/Virat Kohli's Instagram)
Virat Kohli shared a picture of the Ageas Bowl from his hotel room in Southampton. (Screengrab/Virat Kohli's Instagram)
Published on Jun 05, 2021 09:24 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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