The half-death of the Indian team in the ICC World Test Championship 2023 cycle is over. The Indian team has to play a total of 6 test series under the World Test Championship. India has played three of these series and three series are yet to be played. Although one match of a series is to be held this year, but the surprising thing is that last year’s runner-up team has so far won only 4 matches.
India has won two matches and lost one in four matches of the five-match Test series against England. There is one match left in the series. Apart from this, India won the two-match series 1-0 in the home series against New Zealand. At the same time, now in the three-match series on South Africa tour, India got to win 1 match. In this way, India has won a total of 4 matches and lost three matches. Two matches are going inconclusive, which can cost Team India.
All the teams have to play three series at home and three on foreign soil and India have played their three series. India now has to play a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home and a four-match Test series against Australia. Apart from this, the Indian team has to play two matches against Bangladesh in their own country. If the team does not win as many matches out of the remaining 9 matches, then it will be difficult to reach the final.
India is currently at fifth place in the ICC World Test Championship points table. India has won 4 matches out of 9 matches played so far, lost 3 and the result of two matches has been a draw. India’s win percentage is 49.07. There are teams like South Africa and Pakistan ahead of India. Not only this, the Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli is the number one team in Tests.