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Cricket News: Winner of WTC Final will achieve a world first in cricket | India & Australia aim to achieve world-first in cricket

Both India and Australia are in pursuit of their maiden World Test Championship Final. However, an added incentive awaits both teams.

The winner will become the first nation to win all of the major ICC titles.

India won the ODI World Cup in 2007 and 2011. Australia has emerged victorious in the tournament on five occasions, i.e. 1978, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015. Both the countries have also won the ICC T20 World Cup. India won the inaugural edition in 2007 whereas Australia lifted the trophy at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2021.

Further, the two nations have also won the ICC Champions Trophy previously. India shared the trophy due to a washed out finale with Sri Lanka in 2002 before winning it again under MS Dhoni’s captaincy in 2013. On the other hand, Australian won the same consecutively under Ricky Ponting’s leadership in 2006 and 2009. Now, potentially winning the WTC 2021-23 presents them a unique opportunity of being the only team to have all four ICC trophies in their cabinet.

India and Australia aim to achieve world first: Their run to the WTC 2023 Final

India had come within touching distance of lifting the trophy in the WTC cycle that lasted from 2019-21. New Zealand had defeated India by eight wickets in the previous WTC final that took place in Southampton in June 2021. The Australian side was unable to qualify for the summit clash last time around.

However, they more than made up for it in this cycle by topping the league standings at the end of a hard-fought two-year-long cycle in which they underwent three tours to the subcontinent – in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India respectively.

The Baggy Greens overcame every challenge with extreme efficiency. They now have a shot at cementing their legacy as one of the greatest Test teams in the country’s cricketing history with the WTC final and the impending Ashes against a rejuvenated English team lying ahead of them in the coming couple of months.

Who do you think will secure this incredible opportunity? Let us know by tweeting @cric_blog.

Tarkesh Jha
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Tarkesh is a passionate cricket fan from India. He specialises in reporting on news from around the cricketing world as well as putting together opinion pieces. You can connect with Tarkesh on Twitter (X) at: https://twitter.com/jha_tarkesh

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