Australia’s postponement of their three-Test tour to South Africa has meant that New Zealand has turn into the primary group to qualify for the ultimate of the ICC World Test Championship that will be performed at Lord’s in June 2021. New Zealand loved a dominant run at house, successful collection in opposition to India, Pakistan and West Indies while they drew their away collection in opposition to Sri Lanka. However, the Kiwis suffered a 3-0 thrashing in opposition to Australia while their tour to Bangladesh was additionally canceled as a result of coronavirus pandemic. With New Zealand now assured of a spot within the last, the race intensifies for the second spot within the last.
India will tackle England within the four-Test collection that will start from February 5 in Chennai. A complete of 120 factors is up for grabs and that is the ultimate collection within the present ICC World Test Championship cycle for each side. England arrives in India on the again of a 2-0 win in opposition to Sri Lanka while India is on the last word excessive after successful the collection in Australia for the second consecutive time. With solely 4 Tests remaining, both of England and India would possibly qualify for the ultimate. If there’s a drawn consequence within the collection between India and England, then Australia would possibly nearly get into the ultimate via the again door. However, one factor is definite in that Australia’s direct qualification shouldn’t be of their palms.
What should India, England, Australia do?
For India, in the event that they win the collection 2-1, 3-0 or 4-0 in opposition to England, they will qualify for the ultimate and play New Zealand in Lord’s. For England, they have to win by a margin of a minimum of 3-0 or 4-0 so as to qualify for the ultimate. However, that appears to be extremely inconceivable contemplating England’s report in India. In the final collection in 2016, England was thrashed 4-0 within the five-match collection. It has been almost 38 years since an opposition received three or extra Tests in India and that was the West Indies in 1983.
Australia, technically, nonetheless has an opportunity. If India wins the collection 1-0 or if the collection is drawn 0-0, 1-1, 2-2, then Australia will play New Zealand in Lord’s. Thus, for Australia, they will be hoping England both win two video games and lose two video games or that all the Test matches in India are high-scoring attracts. At the second, India is trying sturdy and they’re more-or-less prone to play New Zealand in Lord’s in June 2021.