WTC Race to FINAL: Team India CLEARS the 1st HURDLE, beat Bangladesh by 188 runs in Chattogram to keep their hopes alive of making it to World Test Championship FINAL: Follow IND vs BAN LIVE

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WTC Race to FINAL: Team India has cleared their first hurdle in making it to the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 final India defeated Bangladesh by 188 runs in the 1st Test in Chattogram and with it took 1-0 lead in 2-Test-series. The mission isn’t over yet, as India require to win a minimum of four out of their remaining five matches to advance to the WTC Final 2023. Check WTC Points Table & Follow World Test Championships LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.  

What India need to do to ensure WTC FINAL Qualification?

  • India are currently 4th on POINTS TABLE
  • They will have to win minumum 4 of remaining 5 Tests – i.e 1 against Bangladesh & 4 vs Australia at home.
  • If they win all 6: Their win PERCENTAGE will rise to 68.06 – which will surely take them through to the FINALS
  • If they win 5-1: Their percentage will be 62.5, which still will ensure FINAL entry for India and exit for 2nd placed South Africa.
  • If they lose 2 of 6 tests: It will be unlikely that India will qualify for WTC Finals

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WTC Race to FINAL: Team India CLEARS the 1st HURDLE, beat Bangladesh by 188 runs in Chattogram to keep their hopes alive of making it to World Test Championship FINAL: Follow IND vs BAN LIVE

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The recent results – Australia hammering West Indies 2-0 at home and England beating Pakistan in their backyard has shook up things in the points table. However, four teams are still in contention, with Australia having their nose ahead at the moment.

Team India can only focus on what’s under their control and not worry about what others are doing.

Their first task would be to register 2-0 series win over minnows Bangladesh in their backyard. The Tigers have shown excellent improvement in white-ball cricket over the years, but their credentials in test cricket are yet to be established.

Apart from some good wins, Bangladesh has yet to put up a team performance in red-ball cricket. Team India has its own share of issues, to begin with players battling injuries. For them, the roadmap is pretty clear moving ahead.

WTC Points Table (2021-2023)

POS TEAM PCT (%) PTS MATCHESW L D SER PEN
1 AUSTRALIA 75 108 7 1 2003 4 0
2 SOUTH AFRICA 60 72 6 4 2000 4 0
3 INDIA 55.77 87 5 4 2001 5 -5
4 SRI LANKA 53.33 64 6 4 2002 4 0
5 PAKISTAN 46.67 56 4 4 2002 5 0
6 WEST INDIES 45 54 4 4 2002 5 -2
7 ENGLAND 41.67 100 8 8 2004 6 -12
8 NEW ZEALAND 25.93 28 2 6 2001 4 0
9 BANGLADESH 13.33 16 1 8 2001 5 0

What India needs to do for qualification?

  • India are currently 3rd on POINTS TABLE
  • They will have to win minimum 4 of 5 Tests – i.e 1 against Bangladesh & 4 vs Australia at home.
  • If they win all 6: Their win PERCENTAGE will rise to 68.06 – which will surely take them through to the FINALS
  • If they win 5-1: Their percentage will be 62.5, which still will ensure FINAL entry for India and exit for 2nd placed South Africa.
  • If they lose 2 of 6 tests: It will be unlikely that India will qualify for WTC Finals

It is an important series for Team India, with their hopes of a WTC final appearance hanging in the balance. India need to win all of their remaining six games to stand a chance to play the summit clash at the Oval. After the ODI series loss, the Men in Blue cannot afford any more slip-ups on this tour.

India Test Squad: KL Rahul (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat

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