The World Test Championship (WTC) final is a much talked about event. It is the new coveted trophy organized by the ICC. The WTC Final will be played between the top two teams in the league that will go on for two years. There was slight confusion about who would qualify for the final of the tournament which is scheduled to be played in June at Lords in London. After India’s win against England in just two days of the Test match, the questions related to WTC qualification have intensified.
ICC’s website states: ‘The World Test Championship comprises nine teams competing in 71 Test matches in 27 series across two years. Comprising the top nine Test teams in the world, each team will play three home and three away series. The top two teams at the end will compete in the ICC World Test Championship Final in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned World Test Champions.’
The WTC Points Table Currently:
But, ICC has come up with a simple post to explain who would be taking part in the final that is supposed to be played in June. NZ has already qualified for the final as Australia withdrew from playing a series against New Zealand. Here is the ICC post:
So basically, for India to qualify, they cannot lose the fourth Test against England, draw would take them through. But, a loss would mean that Australia will go through and play New Zealand in the WTC Final.
The fourth Test match between India and England begins on 4 March 2021 at 9:30 IST.