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World Test Championship: Team India’s WTC scenario after 2-0 win over Bangladesh

Team India WTC scenario

Team India WTC scenario: The Indian cricket team has significantly improved its chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship with the 2-0 Test series victory over Bangladesh. India currently sits in second place in the points standings and has just a 4-match series remaining against Australia before the WTC final next year.

The Indian team has a great chance to put things right this time around after losing to New Zealand in the WTC final the previous cycle. But before their advancement to the final is assured, they still need to clear a few obstacles.

Let’s understand Team India WTC scenario to qualify for the WTC final:

Primarily, if India defeat Australia 4-0 in their upcoming assignment, the Indian team would ensure its place in the WTC final. With a PCT of 68.06%, such a performance would guarantee India’s place in the championship game, regardless of the outcomes of the other competitors.

India’s PCT would be 62.50% if they defeat Australia 3-1 or 3-0. A score like that would also be sufficient for them to advance without relying on any other outcomes to the final.

In the event that India defeated Australia 2-0 or 1-0, their PCT would be 60.65%. Once more, such a total is probably sufficient for India to secure their place in the championship game.

In the event that the series ends in a draw (0-0, 1-1, or 2-2), India’s PCT would drop below the 60% threshold. In this situation, India would want Australia defeat South Africa with big margin in the ensuing Test series.

If India go on to lose the 4-match Test series against Australia, India would need South Africa and Sri Lanka to lose their forthcoming Test assignments comprehensively. This scenario only stands true for a 0-1 defeat for India. In the case of 0-2, 0-3, or 0-4 defeats, India would be virtually out of the WTC final race.

India would need South Africa and Sri Lanka to completely lose their upcoming Test matches in order for them to advance in the event that they lose the four-match Test series against Australia. Only when India loses by a score of 0–1 does this scenario hold true. In the event of defeats of 0-2, 0-3, or 0-4, India would essentially be eliminated from the WTC championship race.

India’s performance in test series against Bangladesh

After winning the first test by a huge margin of 188-run, team India fought it hard in the second test match, but managed to win the series at last.

Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin starred in India’s run-chase in the second test as the Indian team defeated Bangladesh in the final test by three wicket in Mirpur.

The win was not so easy for visitors, as the Bangladeshi bowlers took 3 quick wickets during the morning session of day 4, when India still required 100 to win, but a responsible partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Ashwin drove India to finishing line.

Both remained unbeaten in the process, with Iyer scored 29 not out, while R Ashwin played a knock of unbeaten 42 and later selected as player of the match for his all-round performance.

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Vineet Vashisht
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