WTC final should be a three-game series, feels Warner

Veteran Australian batter David Warner has reckoned that the World Test Championship (WTC) final should be played as a three-Test series instead of a one-off game.

Notably, the Aussies will face India in the second edition of the prestigious WTC final at The Oval from June 7-11.

“I think it’s great. I have been — I won’t say critical — but I do think it should be at least a three-game series with Test cricket only. You play two years of good cricket, then you play on a neutral venue against an opposition. We’ve all played here before but [this game is] not against the same [host] nation,” Warner was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“It’s a great reward for the two best teams. Two world-class bowling attacks bowling with a Dukes ball on foreign land. It’s great and we’re excited for that,” he added.

However, Warner’s wish doesn’t seem to be turning into reality anytime soon due to an increasingly cramped calendar. Recently, ICC’s general manager cricket Wasim Khan had said that though there is constant review of the structure, the current feedback from members was that the league and one-off final was “continuing to work as it is”.

Notably, all the members have committed to the league and final for the next eight-year cycle.

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