The World Test Championship (WTC) finals, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC), are all set to be played at The Oval in June 2023. As we wait to see whether India qualifies for the final, fans have been wondering about the prize money that is at stake for this championship.

On March 3, Australia beat India by nine wickets in Indore, becoming the first team to secure their place in the finals of the 2023 World Test Championship. The two contenders for the remaining slot in the finals are India and Sri Lanka. If India goes on to win its upcoming match in Ahmedabad, then the team will play against Australia in London during the finals.

After winning its match against India, Australia gained the top spot in the WTC rankings with 148 points. Even if Australia lose the 4th Test match in Ahmedabad, they will still reserve their top spot on the points table.

World Test Championship 2023: What is the prize money for the winners?


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Besides the prestigious trophy, the World Test Championship winners will also receive a hefty prize money. While ICC has not revealed the exact prize money for this year’s tournament, for the 2021 championship, the winner received a whooping USD 1.6 million (INR 13.1 crore), while the runner-up took home USD 800,000 (INR 6.5 crore). The prize money would have been split equally between the two finalists in case of a draw.

So we can probably expect the same (or maybe even a higher?) prize money for the championship this year.

Dates for the remaining World Test Championship matches are as follows:

8-12 March: South Africa v West Indies (2nd Test) – Johannesburg, South Africa
9-13 March: New Zealand v Sri Lanka (1st Test) – Christchurch, New Zealand
9-13 March: India v Australia (4th Test) – Ahmedabad, India
17-21 March: New Zealand v Sri Lanka (2nd Test) – Wellington, New Zealand

What are the dates for the 2023 World Test Championship final? 

The 2023 World Test Championship final is scheduled to be held in June this year, from the 7th to the 11th of June to be precise. While Australia has secured its spot, it remains to be seen whether India makes it to the final or not.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the prize money for the winner of the WTC final in Indian rupees?

Answer: In 2021, the prize money for the World Test Championship was INR 13.1 crore.

Question: Which is the most successful team in the World Test Championship?

Answer: New Zealand is the most successful team in the World Test Championship.

Question: Is India still a part of the world test championship 2021-23?

Answer: Yes, India will be playing to secure its spot in the finals of the tournament against Australia.

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Sanika Achrekar

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World Test Championship 2023: What Is The Prize Money For The Tournament?