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World Test Championship prize money in Rupees: All You Need to Know

The World Test Championship (WTC) prize money in Indian rupees was Rs. 11.71 crores for the 2021 edition. The prize money for the upcoming edition is yet to be announced.

The ICC (International Cricket Council) had introduced the World Test Championship to bring some context to the Test format, which was fast diminishing due to the emergence of T20 leagues. The tournament runs over 2-3 years, where every team plays 6 series – 3 each home and away. At the end of the cycle, the top two teams with the best percentage points make it to the final.

World Test Championship prize money in Rupees: By Standings in WTC points table 2021

PositionteamWTC prize money in INR
WinnerNew Zealand11.71 crore
Runners-upIndia5.8 crore
3rd placeAustralia3.3 crore
4th placeEngland2.5 crore
5th placeSouth Africa1.5 crore
6th-9th placePakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh73 lakh

The inaugural season of the WTC saw a final between India and New Zealand at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The summit clash was marred by rain, but with the ICC opting for a reserve 6th day, New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in a low-scoring encounter. The team led by Kane Williamson stunned Virat Kohli and his men to win the silverware and finally broke the jinx of losing in the knockout games of ICC events.

World Test Championship prize money in Rupees for winners New Zealand

The prize money for the World Test Championship winning team in 2021 was INR 11.71 crore ($ 1.6 Million). New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets to grab the whopping prize money.

As far as New Zealand’s journey in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) is concerned, they were exceptional, especially at home. Interestingly, their chances of making it to the final increased when the ICC changed the qualification scenario by bringing in the percentage factor, thanks to the interference of COVID-19. The pandemic led to many series getting cancelled which led to the move.

To start with their journey, the Kiwis got hammered in Australia in the three-match Test series. The team lost all matches by 296 runs, 247 runs and 279 runs, respectively to get whitewashed. They ended up beating England in the tw0-match Test series by 1-0.

New Zealand then boosted their chances of making it to the top of the WTC Points table by drawing the two-match Test series in Sri Lanka. After losing the opening Test, they beat the hosts by an innings and 65 runs.

Post the COVID interference, New Zealand had four Tests left at home and with ICC changing the points system to percentage, the Kiwis had a great chance of making it to the final. Pakistan and West Indies toured the Kiwi nation to play two Test matches each, and Kane Williamson’s men needed to win all four matches to make it to the final.

New Zealand didn’t disappoint in that aspect and won all four Tests, three of them by an innings, to set up the final clash against India.

World Test Championship prize money in rupees for Runners-up India

The prize money for the runners-up team in the World Test Championship in 2021 was INR 5.8 crore. India won the prize money after losing the WTC final to New Zealand.

However, team India’s journey to the final was exceptional. Their campaign started with the West Indies tour, where they defeated the home team 2-0 comfortably in the two-match Test series. South Africa and Bangladesh then toured India to play three and two Tests, respectively.

India won all five Test matches, thumping both teams and continuing their excellent run at home, especially in the game’s longest format. Post the COVID break, when most of the series got cancelled across the globe, India travelled to Australia for a four-match Test series under strict COVID rules.

They were bundled out for just 36 runs in the day-night Test at Adelaide in the second innings and lost the game. Skipper Virat Kohli to be with his family for the birth of his child and Ajinkya Rahane took over for the rest of the series. This is when things turned around dramatically as a young team stunned the full-strength Aussie side to win the series 2-1.

Rishabh Pant was the star at The Gabba as India chased down 320-odd runs on the final day while Rahane shined at the MCG Test. Ravi Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari played key roles in ensuring a draw at Sydney. This series win more or less ensured India’s place in the final.

However, there was still a home series against England where they needed a favourable result. Things got even more challenging after England won the first Test at Chennai. However, the visitors couldn’t handle India’s spin challenge later in the series to eventually go down 3-1.

India romped into the final only to come second with a heartbreaking loss to New Zealand in Southampton.

Australia, with a percentage of 69.2, finished in third place, and they won the prize money of INR 3.3 crore. England won an INR 2.5 crore by their PCT of 61.4 and were fourth on the table, while South Africa finished fifth to earn 1.5 crores. The bottom four teams – Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Bangladesh, won the prize money of INR 73 lakh.

FAQs

What was the prize money in Indian rupees for the T20 World Cup 2022?

The total prize money for the T20 World Cup 2022 was INR 46.31 crore. The winner of the tournament won INR 13.23 crore.

What was the ODI World Cup 2019 prize money in Indian rupees?

The total prize money for ODI World Cup 2019 in Indian rupees was 82.69 crore.

What is the FIFA World Cup prize money in 2022?

The total prize money in FIFA World Cup 2022 is INR 496 crore ($60 million).

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