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What do Team India need to qualify for WTC FINAL? Check OUT


ICC WTC Points Table: India vs England Test: The India vs England fifth Test at Edgbaston, starting July 1, is significant with regards to the race for the spot in the finals of the ICC World Test Championship. India are currently placed third on the World Test Championship Points Table with 77 points and 58.33 percentage points. A win will boost India’s chances for a second WTC Final in a row. Australia and South Africa occupy first two spots. Follow India Tour of England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

However, even a draw will boost India’s chances as Team India will win the series in England. With an away tour in Bangladesh and Australia visiting India in 2022, it will be a chance for India to dethrone Aussies for the top spot.

ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

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ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

ICC WTC Points Table: What do India need to do to qualify for WTC Finals?

  • If India beat England, India will have a significant boost in percentage points.
  • India currently have 58.33 percentage points while Australia sit at the top with 75.
  • India play two Test matches against Bangladesh and 4 Tests against Australia till December.
  • Australia face Afghanistan in a one-off Test besides West Indies in two games and India in four.
  • South Africa’s fate will be decided by Australia in December-January.
  • Before that, South Africa play three Tests against England, two against West Indies. Finally, three Tests against Australia.
  • India’s schedule after Australia Tests is not yet decided. But India are likely to tour New Zealand for a Test series in January-February.
  • If India blank Australia 4-0 or win the series 3-1, India will be in touching distance of the top-two spots.
  • England and New Zealand have virtually ended their hopes.

ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

Race for ICC WTC final: India need to beat England and win against Bangladesh and Australia 

But with the India vs England series on the line, things are not going to be any easy for India. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s availability is a big question with the Mumbai batter testing positive a few days ago.

If India manages to win the series against England at Edgbaston, India can make it to the finals for the second time in succession. But they would also need to deliver in the next two series to increase their chances.

ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals, IND vs ENG LIVE

India will face Australia in a four-match Test series at home in November followed by a two-match away series in Bangladesh. The result of the Australia series could eventually decide India’s fate in the final standings as well.

The race for the WTC 2023 final may be hotting up, but the venue has not been decided yet. Though Lords remains a strong possibility, the official decision will only be taken next month.

ICC WTC Points Table: Check what Indian Cricket team needs to do over the next 10 months to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

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