International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the schedule for the 2021-23 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle which will begin with the five-match Test series between India and England.
Team India finished as the runners-up in the first cycle of WTC as they lost the finale to New Zealand by eight wickets at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
Ahead of the next edition of the Test Championship, Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, expressed his excitement about the new fixtures.
The 32-year-old has said that India will look to give their fans “a lot to cheer about” in the upcoming WTC cycle.
Kohli also pointed out that it was a pleasure for his team to play against New Zealand in the inaugural WTC final.
“It was great to have played the WTC final against New Zealand in what was a memorable contest. Not just the final, we saw the determination of players throughout the first edition of the championship,” Kohli was quoted as saying in ICC’s official press release
“I am sure the cricket lovers will be eagerly waiting for the second edition. We will regroup with new energy for the next cycle starting with our series against England, hoping to give our fans a lot to cheer about,” the batsman added.
The upcoming series between India and England will kick-off from August 4. The first Test is scheduled to be played at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.