In the recently concluded World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle, Australia emerged as the champions of this highly anticipated tournament.
The final day of the final match took place on Sunday (June 11), where Australia displayed their dominance by defeating India with a remarkable margin of 209 runs. This victory not only secured them the prestigious Test mace but also earned them the distinction of being the first team to triumph in all major International Cricket Council (ICC) events.
Travis Head was recognized as the outstanding performer of the match and was awarded the well-deserved title of ‘Player of the Match.’ His extraordinary century in the first innings of the summit clash proved to be a game-changer. With an impressive knock of 163 runs off 174 deliveries, the left-handed batsman played a crucial role in guiding his team to victory.
Alongside Head’s brilliant batting, Nathan Lyon exhibited his bowling prowess for the Australian side, claiming four wickets in the fourth innings and contributing significantly to the team’s success.
The second edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) held from 2021 to 2023 was a resounding success, witnessing remarkable performances across various disciplines. Joe Root from England emerged as the standout batsman of the tournament, leading the run-scoring charts with an impressive tally of 1915 runs. His consistent performances were instrumental in England’s campaign.
Nathan Lyon of Australia showcased his bowling prowess and clinched the title of the leading wicket-taker in the WTC 2021-23 cycle. Lyon’s exceptional skills enabled him to claim a staggering 88 wickets throughout the tournament, leaving a significant impact on Australia’s success.
Furthermore, Joe Root proved to be a dominant force in terms of centuries scored in the second edition of the WTC. The former England captain showcased his batting mastery by smashing a remarkable total of eight centuries during the two-year cycle, setting a remarkable record.
In terms of strike rate, Travis Head stood out among batters with a minimum of 500 runs in the WTC 2021-23. He showcased his aggressive approach and scored runs at an impressive strike rate of 81.91, making him a vital contributor to Australia’s success.
Overall, the second edition of the WTC witnessed exceptional performances from players across teams. It served as a platform for showcasing the skills and talent of the top cricketers in the world, further solidifying the tournament’s reputation as a premier international cricket event.
- Champion: Australia
- Runners-Up: India
- Most runs: Joe Root (1915 runs)
- Highest score: Tom Latham vs Bangladesh (252)
- Most sixes: Ben Stokes (28 sixes)
- Most wickets: Nathan Lyon (88 wickets)
- Best bowling figures in an innings: Ajaz Patel vs India (10/119)
- Most five wickets in an innings: Nathan Lyon (5 times)
- Most dismissals: Alex Carey (Catches: 66, Stumpings: 2)
- Most catches: Steve Smith (34 catches)