Team India qualifies for World Test Championship (WTC) Finals 2023.
India qualified for the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC) and will face Australia.
Their presence in the final was confirmed after New Zealand’s win against Sri Lanka in Christchurch, by two wickets.
The spot for WTC final was still up for grabs with India and Sri Lanka both having a shot at it. Australia had already qualified when they defeated India in the 3rd Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 121 and Daryl Mitchell scored an 86-ball 81, to help New Zealand pull off a win in the very last ball of the game. The result put Sri Lanka out of the reckoning for the WTC final.
Even if Sri Lanka wins the next Test they will end up at 52.78 PCT while India has 58.80 PCT.
Australia, the first team to qualify has 64.91 pct.
In the current WTC cycle, Australia have been stellar with a 11-3 win-loss record so far, with series wins against England, West Indies and South Africa (home), and Pakistan (away). They also drew in Sri Lanka (1-1), with the only series defeat coming in India (assuming a draw or a defeat in Ahmedabad).
India have a 10-5 record in this cycle, with series wins against New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia (assuming they win or draw in Ahmedabad) at home, and Bangladesh away. They drew 2-2 in England, and lost 2-1 in South Africa.
The WTC title contest will take place at The Oval in London from June 7.
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