England out of WTC final contention; India move up to top spot

3 months ago 5

AHMEDABAD: India knocked England out of contention from the ICC

World Test Championship

(WTC) final in June with their 10-wicket triumph in the day-night third Test which propelled the hosts to the top of the standings.
India now have to either win or draw the final game here starting March 4 to claim the right to take on

New Zealand

at the Lord's. The Black Caps have already qualified and are placed second in the latest list.
TOI Poll: A great victory for India, but...
"England have dropped to 64.1 percentage points on the points table, which is now led by India with 71 percentage points," the

ICC

stated.
"England are out of the race for a place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship after losing the third Test against India in Ahmedabad," it added.

England, who are now 2-1 down in the four-match series, needed to win the four-match series 3-1 to play the June 18-22 final.
New Zealand are assured of a place in the final with 70 percentage points.

India top the table 👏They now need to win or draw the last Test to book a place in the #WTC21 final 👀#INDvENG https://t.co/FQcBTw6dj6

— ICC (@ICC) 1614263271000

If India lose the final Test then Australia, who are in third place with 69.2 percentage points, will sneak in to make the final.
Before the thumping win here inside two days, India were second in the table.

Read Entire Article