World Test Championship: India’s hopes of reaching the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) also suffered a setback after the defeat in the indoor Test against Australia. Now the Indian team needs to win the final Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 to be held in Ahmedabad to reach the WTC final itself. By the way, even if the Indian team does not win this match, its hopes of entering the WTC final will remain intact. In this situation, he will have to rely on the results of the New Zealand and Sri Lanka Test series.
Australia win the indoor test and reach the WTC final. There is a competition between India and Sri Lanka for the second team. If the Indian team wins the Ahmedabad Test starting from March 9, Australia will be ahead in the WTC final. But whether the Ahmedabad Test is a draw or India loses, Sri Lanka will reach the WTC final if Sri Lanka beats New Zealand 2-0 in the two-match Test series.
That means that whatever the result of the Ahmedabad Test but if Sri Lanka does not win the series against New Zealand 2-0, only the Indian team will play the WTC final. Meanwhile, it seems impossible for Sri Lanka to win the series against New Zealand 2-0. Because this Test series is to be played only in New Zealand and recently New Zealand won the Test match against England despite playing the follow on. New Zealand team is much stronger than Sri Lanka in Tests.
WTC final only between India and Australia!
If we look at the equations, it can be easily said that the Indian team will rush ahead of Australia in the WTC final. Because it will be very difficult for Sri Lanka to win the Test series against New Zealand. In such a situation, only India and Australia can be seen playing this great match at ‘The Oval’ in London from 7th to 11th June.