ICC WTC Points Table Update: After loss to England in 5th Test, Check WHAT India need to DO to qualify for ICC World Test Championship Finals: Check OUT

ICC WTC Points Table – India in ICC WTC Race: India vs England fifth Test has proved to be a disappointment for…

ICC WTC Points Table: India starting at defeat at Edgbaston, Check what they need to do now to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals
ICC WTC Points Table: India starting at defeat at Edgbaston, Check what they need to do now to QUALIFY for ICC World Test Championship Finals

ICC WTC Points Table – India in ICC WTC Race: India vs England fifth Test has proved to be a disappointment for India. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow scored impressive centuries to help England win by seven wickets at Edgbaston on the fifth day of the match on Tuesday. With it, England have squared the series at 2-2. As a result, India have their task cut out in the race to qualify for the ICC World Test Championship Finals.

It is India’s fourth loss in the current WTC cycle. Before the Test, India had a win percentage of 58.33 in third place. The percentage has dipped to 52.38 after the recent loss at Edgbaston. With the loss, India also dropped to 4th below Pakistan in the latest WTC standings. The top two slots are currently occupied by South Africa and Australia, who have above a win percentage of 70 plus.

ICC WTC Points Table Update: After loss to England in 5th Test, Check WHAT India need to DO to qualify for ICC World Test Championship Finals: Check OUT

ICC WTC Points Table Update: After loss to England in 5th Test, Check WHAT India need to DO to qualify for ICC World Test Championship Finals: Check OUT

In order to have any chance of making it to he final of the World Test Championship, they need to play out of their skin against Bangladesh and Australia. As per the current cycle, India are left to play two Test series, against Bangladesh (away) later this year and Australia (home) next year.

India should not have much problem in beating Bangladesh away from home as well. But the big test lies at home, against Australia. India are a top Test side at home, but Australia have always proved to be a tough opponent at the middle, be it home or away. 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.

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ICC WTC Points Table Update: After loss to England in 5th Test, Check WHAT India need to DO to qualify for ICC World Test Championship Finals: Check OUT

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ICC WTC Points Table Update: After loss to England in 5th Test, Check WHAT India need to DO to qualify for ICC World Test Championship Finals: Check OUT

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • If India blank Australia 4-0 or win the series 3-1, India has a chance of reaching the final
  • 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

How did it come to this? 

This recent loss to England in the fifth Test has made matters complicated. Had India won the Test match at Edgbaston, they would have clinched the series 3-1 and increase their win percentage. But Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were incredible in the fifth Test, chasing 378 to win and dampen India’s spirit.

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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