India’s chances for the WTC final elevated after Australia beat South Africa

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India’s qualification scenario for the WTC finals improved significantly after South Africa lost to Australia and dropped down on the table.

India lost the inaugural World Test Championship finals to New Zealand. However, their chances of qualifying for this cycle’s WTC finals looked bleak before the test match against Bangladesh. The men in blue won the first test match by a huge margin of 188 runs.

Moreover, just after India beat Bangladesh, Australia registered a thumping win over South Africa in just 2 days of the test match. The Proteas dropped down to the third spot after the heartbreaking loss. India, who were stationed 4th last week, jumped 2 places and move to the second spot after the win.

India’s qualification scenarios to qualify for the WTC final

Here are three scenarios in which Team India could compete in the World Test Championship final.

1. The first one will obviously be that India should win the second test against Bangladesh and claim the series. As of now, India appears to have a good chance of winning. However, they will miss the services of Rohit Sharma as he is yet to recover from the thumb injury. Nonetheless, KL Rahul has done a good job in Rohit’s absence, and India will look to win the second game.

2. After this, India will host Australia for a test series. This series will be India’s last outing in this WTC cycle. This is where the challenge begins. India is required to win the series by either 4-0 or 3-0. They cannot afford to lose even a single game. Looking at the current form, Australia will be a tough opponent to beat, let alone survive a defeat.

3. Australia will play a bigger role in India’s qualification chances. They are currently facing South Africa in an ongoing test series. They have already clinched the first game in just 2 days. Moreover, the Aussies need to win the remaining two games and whitewash the Proteas.

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