ICC WTC Finals Race: India vs England series to decide the finalist of ICC World Test Championships

ICC World Test Championship Finals Race – Check how Virat Kohli’s Team India, Australia or England can qualify for the WTC finals? England vs India series to decide who will win the race to finals for ICC World Test Championships. New Zealand has already qualified and now the race is between India, England and Australia to make it to the finals of inaugral WTC Finals.

WTC Finals Race – The current situation: The postponement of the Test series between Australia and South Africa has shaken up the ICC World Test Championship plans.

  • New Zealand has already Qualified
  • India will have to win the series against England to Qualify
  • England will have to win the series 3-0 to qualify
  • Australia will have to wait for the result of India-England Series

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With New Zealand almost confirmed to be in the final, the spot for he second team is closely contested between India, Australia and England. While the playing permutations are in India and England’s hands, it will be key to note that Australia hold a better chance to make it to the final as compared to England. Here’s how:

WHO MAKES IT TO THE FINAL IF INDIA WIN?

If India win the India vs England test series 1-0, then Australia are in the final.
If India win the India vs England Test series by any other margin except 1-0, then India are in the final.

WHO MAKES IT TO THE FINAL IF ENGLAND WIN?

If England win the series 1-0, 2-0, or 2-1 then Australia are in the final.
If England manage to win three test matches in India, then they make it to the final over India and Australia.

WHO MAKES IT TO THE FINAL IF INDIA AND ENGLAND DRAW?

If India and England draw the series by any scoreline 0-0, 1-1 or 2-2; then Australia are in the final.

Clearly, India need to win more than one test match and win the series to ensure they are in the final. England need to make sure they win three test matches or more, to make it to the final. Any other scenario sees Australia make it to the final. Given India’s recent and home form, it looks like they’re the favourites to join New Zealand in the final.