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How can team India qualify for ICC World Test Championship 2023 Final?

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England recently eliminated Pakistan from the WTC 2023 race after winning the first two games of the three match test series in Pakistan.

How can team India qualify for ICC World Test Championship 2023 Final? The ICC World Test Championship 2023 cycle has started to become interesting and tense with multiple test series happening across the globe. The race to reach the final of the test championship has become trickier for all the teams as we are nearing the end of the cycle. This article will guide you through India’s chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship 2023.

Team India have six test matches left in the current WTC cycle. Of the 6 traditional format games, two matches will be held against Bangladesh away from home while India will host Australia for the remaining four test matches. Considering India’s bright record in the recent past in the whites, there are still high chances of India making it through to the final.

India’s two-match test series against Bangladesh will begin on 14th December at Chattogram. With how India has fared in the test format in the recent past, it shouldn’t be hard for the visitors to hand a 2-0 defeat to Bangladesh. Meanwhile, assuming how authoritative India has been in the home test series for a long time, the home test series against Australia should go in India’s favour.

In order to sail it through to the final of the ICC WTC comfortably, Rohit Sharma and Co will have to win all the remaining six matches in the current WTC cycle. Any losses from hereon would result in getting closer to the brink of elimination from the tournament.

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As of now, India stands in 4th position in the WTC points table with a 52.08% win record. The first two places in the same ranking have been secured by Australia (75%) and South Africa (60%). While Sri Lanka has held third place with an aggregate winning percentage of 53.33.

If India manages to win all six of its remaining matches, its winning percentage would surge up to 68.06 which will put India in a commanding position. In addition to that, India would also hope South Africa loses at least two or three of their test matches in the current WTC cycle.

South Africa is scheduled to play three-match test series against Australia in Australia, starting December 17. Their remaining two test matches will be against West Indies in February 2023.

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