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India’s biggest struggle to qualify for the WTC finale race will be to defeat Australia in the upcoming Test series

After India defeated Bangladesh in the Test series, the hopes of qualifying for the Wolrd test Championship are still alive. However, the biggest threat for Rohit Sharma and Co. is the Australian team. In order to be alive in this race they have to beat or draw the Test series.

How can India qualify for the World Test Championship finale?

india team India's biggest struggle to qualify for the WTC finale race will be to defeat Australia in the upcoming Test series
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If India wins all four test matches against Australia, they will make their PCT tally to 68.05. If they manage to win only three games their tally will be 62.5 which is higher than that of South Africa and Sri Lanka even if they win all their matches. If it’s a draw, India’s PCt will be 56.94 and in this scenario, South Africa will have to defeat Australia in the third Test and whitewash West Indies 2-0.

Australia is at the No.1 position of the WTC ranking table, with one left to South Africa and four with India. If they manage to win all five matches their PCT will become 84.21.

They are at a strong position, even if they lose the series with India 0-1 and beats South Africa in the third and final Test their PCT will become 68.42. Losing the series with India by 2-0 will keep them in this race alive with a PCT of 66.66.

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Sri Lanka Test 2 India's biggest struggle to qualify for the WTC finale race will be to defeat Australia in the upcoming Test series
GALLE, SRI LANKA – AUGUST 15: Sri Lankan bowler Suranga Lakmal(3-L) celebrates with team mate after dismissed New Zealand batsman Mitchell Santner (not in picture)during the First Test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand at Galle International Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Galle, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images) Credits- SportsRush

The Sri Lankan team has a high chance of making s debut in the World Test Championship Finale even without playing a single test match.

The island nation will have to win all the games till next year’s finale to feature in the WTC finale. They have one series against New Zealand in March though they have a very poor record on New Zealand’s soil. Out of 19 attempts, they could win only two series there.

If Sri Lanka wins all their matches there, the PTC will increase to 61.1%. They’ll try to get to second place in the points table, only in the Aussies win all their games.

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