The Indian nationwide cricket crew created historical past by profitable the Brisbane Test by three wickets and profitable the four-Test sequence in opposition to Australia 2-1. This was the Indian cricket crew’s second consecutive sequence win in Australia and this has all however sealed their spot within the ICC World Test Championship ultimate which will be performed in Lord’s in June 2021. India solely has another sequence lined up of their present ICC World Test Championship cycle and it will finish with a four-Test sequence in opposition to England that will start on February 5 in Chennai. India is at the moment on top of the ICC World Test Championship with 71.7 share factors while New Zealand is second with 70 share factors. Australia has slipped to 3rd with 69.2 share factors and is going through an uphill activity alongside with England.
For Australia to safe their spot within the ultimate, they will have to beat South Africa 3-0 and on present kind and up to date experiences in South Africa, that is wanting very arduous. For England, they will have to win 5 consecutive Tests (one in opposition to Sri Lanka and all 4 in opposition to India) so as to seal a spot in Lord’s. However, that is a extremely troublesome proposition contemplating that England has not gained in India for the final eight years. The equation for India is easy. If they win the sequence in opposition to England 3-0 and 4-0, they will routinely qualify. The second spot is a tricky combat, for each Australia and New Zealand are within the fray with England having solely a minimal probability of qualification.
What Australia and New Zealand must do?
For Australia, their three-Test sequence in opposition to South Africa is a do-or-die state of affairs. If they lose the sequence 1-2, 0-3 and even 1-0, then it will not be sufficient to get them over New Zealand. Many shops have mistakingly reported that New Zealand has completed their cycle of the ICC World Test Championship however even they have one sequence remaining. Their two Tests in opposition to Bangladesh, which was scheduled for August 2020 was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. This sequence is perhaps performed at a later date and if New Zealand wins that sequence 1-0 or 2-0, then they will seal qualification. If New Zealand loses to Bangladesh, then Australia might barge by way of.
Australia has just one probability. If Bangladesh upsets New Zealand and England beat India 1-2, then they’ll seal qualification. In addition, they have to beat South Africa and keep away from a doubtlessly drawn sequence.
If India beat England and South Africa beat Australia, then India will play New Zealand in Lord’s in June 2021. It would possibly arrange a superb plot where India will be aiming to take revenge on New Zealand for his or her loss within the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final in Old Trafford.