ICC World Test Championship Final: How Chennai’s win increases India’s chances of playing finals

ICC World Test Championship: In the second Test match played in Chennai, Team India defeated England by 317 runs. In order to stay in the race for the final of the ICC World Test Championship to be held in June this year, winning this match of Team India was very important. After defeating England, Team India has moved up to the second position in the point table of the WTC while the England team has slipped to fourth place. The team from New Zealand has already made it to the finals.

India has now reached 69.7 percentage points and has reached the second position in the WTC table. India has won 10 Test matches so far under the World Test Championship, while four have lost and one match has been a draw.

Under the WTC, England has played 10 matches so far outside the home and 11 from home. India has played eight matches at home and nine at home. On the other hand, Australia have played only five outside the home while nine at home.

New Zealand is on top in the WTC table with 70.0 per cent marks and has already entered the final of WTC. Australia is at number three with 69.2 percentage points. At the same time, after the defeat in the second Test at the hands of India, England has now slipped to number four and has 67.0 points.

Australia remains in the race

After defeating England in the second Test, India have achieved 1-1 draw in the four-match Test series. If India now defeats England 2–1 or 3–1 in the four-match Test series, it will reach the final of the World Test Championship (WTC).

If England beat India 3-1, then England’s team will reach the final of the World Test Championship. However, if England beat India 2–1, then Australia will reach the final. But if this four-match Test series between England and India draws 1-1 or 2-2, then Australia will reach the final of the WTC and play the final with New Zealand.

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