Cricket Australia has canceled its tour of South Africa due to the threat of Corona virus. New Zealand benefitted the most from this tour. The New Zealand team reached the final despite finishing second in the points table of the World Test Championship. The final match of the World Test Championship will be played at the Lord’s ground from 22 February. The teams that finished first and second in the points table will go into the final against each other.
India vs England Test series can be decided by second finalist
India and England may have a big clash in the Test series starting from 05 February. This series will decide a team that reaches the final. If the Indian team wins 4–0, 3–1, 3–0, 2–1 or 2–0 in this series, it will be confirmed in the final of the World Test Championship and will face New Zealand.
But if this series ends on par or the Indian team loses, then Australia will reach the final of the World Test Championship and will face New Zealand. But if England beat India 4–0, 3–1, 3–0 or 2–0 then England will reach the final and will face New Zealand. Australia had suffered a 2–1 defeat in the recent Test series against India. Meanwhile, his 4 points were also deducted due to slow over rate.
World Test Championship Marks Status
According to the World Test Championship points table, India is in first place, New Zealand in second place, Australia in third place and England in fourth place. Places are counted by PCT rather than digits. The team with the highest PCT percentage is in the first place. India is at first with 71.1% PCT and 430 points, New Zealand with 70.0% PCT and 420 PCT at second, Australia at 69.2% PCT and third with 332 points and England at fourth with 68.7 PCT and 412 points. Apart from New Zealand, only one of the 3 teams can reach the final. New Zealand has already reached the finals, benefitting from the cancellation of Australia’s tour of South Africa.
How do you get points ?
In the two-match series of the World Test Championship, 60 points are scored on a win, 30 on a tie, 20 on a draw. In a three-match series, one wins at 40, 20 for a tie and 13 for a draw. In a four-match Test series, a win scores 30 points, 15 points on a tie and 10 points on a draw. Similarly, in a series of 5 matches, one gets 24 points on a win, 12 points on a tie and 8 on a draw. No points are earned on defeat.
What can be the result of India vs England Test series?
The Indian team has played a total of 60 Test matches against England at home since 1933, in which India has won 19 matches and lost 13 matches, while 28 matches have been drawn. In the last home Test series of 2016-17, India won 4–0, while a match was drawn. So this time India also has a full chance of winning.