India need 100 runs to win in Mirpur
How will Team India reach the final of the World Test Championship?
new Delhi. The Indian cricket team is in trouble at this time. His position is critical in the second and last Test match of the series against Bangladesh (India vs Bangladesh). Or simply say that the match can go either way on the fourth day. India need 100 runs to win on Sunday while the hosts need 6 wickets. If Team India loses the Mirpur Test, then its path to reach the World Test Championship will be difficult.
Team India at number two
Talking about the World Test Championship (WTC) point table, the Indian team has reached the second position after defeating the hosts Bangladesh in the Chittagong Test. Team India has won 7 out of 13 Tests and has lost in 4. He is at number two with 55.77 win percentage. While Australia has also played the same number of Tests, but during this period it has won 9 while playing 3 draws. Kangaroo team is at number one with 76.92 win percentage. South Africa is at the third place in this list and its winning percentage is 54.55. At the same time, Sri Lanka’s team is in fourth place with 53.33 win percentage. The difference between these three teams is very less, so anything can happen.
It is necessary for India to win the series against Bangladesh
If the Bangladesh team wins the Mirpur Test, then India will have to win all the matches in the upcoming home 4-match Test series against Australia. After this, he will also have to depend on the results of the teams of South Africa and Sri Lanka. If Team India wins the Test series 2-0 in Bangladesh, then the task will become easier.
After this, India has to play a 4-match Test series at home with Australia in February-March next year. Then Team India will have to win 3 Tests against Australia under any circumstances. Even if there is a Test draw, the Indian team can qualify for the WTC final with a win percentage of 64.35. However, if South Africa’s team wins both the remaining Tests against Australia and New Zealand manages to defeat Sri Lanka, then the final battle will become even more exciting. Sri Lanka and New Zealand teams have to play a two-match Test series in March.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 25, 2022, 08:55 IST