The World Test Championship is nearing its second final. This game will be played in mid-2023. The probable teams for playing the final include India, South Africa, and Australia. Australia is a certainty, but the race is now between India and South Africa.
India and Australia have a “Border-Gavaskar Trophy” yet to be played. The Proteas have ended their World Test Championship campaign with this series. Here is an in-depth look at the same:
The Updated World Test Championship Points Table is as follows:
|TEAMS Name||Matches||Series Contested||Games Won||GamesLost||Draw/Nr||Points Won||Percentage Points|
|3. Sri Lanka||10||5||5||4||1/0||64||53.33|
|4. South Africa||12||5||6||6||0/0||72||48.72|
|6. West Indies||11||5||4||5||2/0||54||40.91|
|8. New Zealand||11||4||2||6||3/0||36||26.67|
Qualification Scenario for Each Team in the WTC Final:
Indian Cricket Team:
Their best way for qualification is to beat Australia 4-0 in the home series. It looks like an uphill task but it is possible as it has been done previously. This Australian team is having some of the best test players of the past decade but the Indian team has equally sensational players. If they beat Australia 4-0, India will qualify for the World Test Championship final with 67.33% points. If they lose 4-0 to Australia, India will have to stay away from the final with 45.55% points to their name.
The scenario for the Australian team is very simple. They just need to hold on to the lead that they have made. They do not need a big victory over any of the teams. They just need a draw here and there and they will easily qualify for the World Test Championship Final. But if they beat India by 4-0 in the home series for the men in blue, they will comfortably qualify with 80.04% points.
Most Runs Scored in World Test Championship 2021-2023:
|Player Name||Runs Scored||Country|
|Joe Root||1915 runs||England|
|Babar Azam||1527 runs||Pakistan|
|Johnny Bairstow||1285 runs||England|
|Usman Khawaja||1275 runs||Australia|
|Marnus Labuschagne||1265 runs||Australia|
|Steve Smith||1107 runs||Australia|
|Litton Das||1024 runs||Bangladesh|
|Abdullah Shafique||992 runs||Pakistan|
|Travis Head||973 runs||Australia|
|Ben Stokes||971 runs||England|
|Kagiso Rabada||55||South Africa|
To know more go to India VS Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2023: Best Preview, Prediction, Playing XI, Squads, Venues, Timings. All You Need to Know.
Read more such articles at ODI World Cup 2023: 5 Most Crucial Players for the Indian Cricket Team.
To know more go to the official website of the BCCI.