Updated World Test Championship Table: India In Great Position To Qualify For Final After Series Win Against Bangladesh
With a 2-0 series win over Bangladesh, the Indian cricket team has strengthened its World Test Championship final qualification chances.
With the 2-0 Test series triumph over Bangladesh, the Indian cricket team is in a great position to qualify for the World Test Championship final in June next year. India are currently holding the No. 2 spot in the table with 58.93 percentage points, behind Australia (76.92 percentage points). India only have a four-match series against Australia at home to come before the WTC final. Having suffered a defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the WTC final in the last cycle, the Indian team has a big opportunity to make things right this time around. With an admirable record at home, Team India would fancy its chances to qualify for the final.
India's nearest competitor in the table are South Africa, at the third place with 54.55 percentage points, and Sri Lanka, who are at the fourth spot with 53.33 percentage points. South Africa are currently playing Australia in an away Test series and will next take on West Indies at home. Sri Lanka will next play New Zealand in an away Test series.
India's World Test Championship table position:
First and foremost, the Indian team would most likely guarantee itself a spot in the WTC final if Rohit Sharma's men go on to beat Australia 4-0 in their forthcoming assignment. Such a result, with a PCT of 68.06%, would likely seal India's ticket to the final.
If India win 3-1 or 3-0 against the Aussies, their PCT would be 62.50%. Such a figure would also likely be enough for them to sail through to the final without dependence on other results.
In the case of a 2-0 or a 1-0 result against Australia, the Indian team's PCT would stand at 60.65%.
If the series doesn't produce a result (0-0, 1-1, or 2-2 draw), India's PCT would fall below the 60% mark. in such a case, India would want Australia to beat South Africa by a big margin in the following Test series. Even the results of the series between West Indies and South Africa, as well as New Zealand and Sri Lanka would need to go India's way.
In a case where India go on to lose the 4-match Test series against Australia, India would need South Africa and Sri Lanka to lose their forthcoming Test assignments comprehensively. This scenario only stands true for a 0-1 defeat for India. In the case of 0-2, 0-3, or 0-4 defeats, India would be virtually knocked out of the WTC final race.