India seal World Test Championship final spot

After a thrilling last-ball victory for New Zealand ruined Sri Lanka’s bid for a top-two finish, India has locked up their spot in the ICC World Test Championship final against Australia at The Oval, which will begin on June 7. India’s worst conceivable WTC points percentage is now 57%, providing there are no penalty points assessed due to a subpar over rate in the fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad.

India seals final spot of World Test Championship

This is due to India’s devastating start to their Test series at home against Australia. Rain first prevented Sri Lanka from bowling out New Zealand on day five of the first Test in Christchurch, therefore even if they win the second Test, Dimuth Karunaratne’s team may now end with a best possible WTC points percentage of 53%. Rohit Sharma’s team was able to secure a berth in the WTC final by taking a 2-1 series lead in the first three of four Tests against Australia at home.

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To top it off, they are on course to win the Border-Gavaskar series outright and avoid loss in the fourth Test. India’s cycle campaign got underway in England, where they had a 2-1 series lead against Joe Root’s team. However, Covid forced the fifth Test to be postponed until 2022. Even though they won convincing home series against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh to prepare for their run to the WTC final, they would ultimately lose the fifth Test match in Birmingham.

Their victory in the Border-Gavaskar series sets up a World Test Championship championship match versus Australia on neutral territory at The Oval in London starting on June 7. New Zealand defeated India in the first World Test Championship final in 2021 as Kane Williamson’s team attempted to reach a goal of 139 in Southampton. Indian team captain Rohit Sharma was overjoyed as they were guaranteed a position in the championship game.

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“We are thrilled to qualify for our second straight World Test Championship Final,” he stated. , the Rohit continued, “We will shortly switch our emphasis on the Ultimate Test at The Oval, which is one of the most famous Test venues in the world, anticipating a difficult match against Australia.

It’s a great way to start the day.” “India has always received great support in England, and I am confident that when we start our campaign for the ICC World Test Championship Mace on June 7, a sizable contingent of Indian fans will be in attendance. We are eager to win the championship and outdo our Southampton performance from two years ago.

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