India needs two wins
India need to win two of the remaining three matches of the series to achieve a minimum scoring percentage of 62.50, which will knock third-placed Sri Lanka out of the race. If India wins all the remaining three matches, the best possible percentage for the team is 68.06. India’s innings win extended Australia’s wait in the race for the WTC final, while England and West Indies’ hopes of securing a place in the Test Championship 2022-23 cycle suffered a blow.
Sri Lanka is also a contender along with Australia
Australia have a decent points percentage to reach the WTC final but a 0-4 loss to India could put third-placed Sri Lanka back in the running as they also have a two-match Test series against New Zealand from next week. Is. But if Rohit Sharma’s team makes a clean sweep in the series, Australia’s points percentage will drop to 59.64. If the Sri Lankan team wins both the Tests against New Zealand, their points percentage will go up to 61.1, which will be enough for them to pip Australia and clinch the WTC final spot.
According to calculations done by the ICC (International Cricket Council), ‘A win in the next three Tests for Australia would help them reach a minimum of 64.91 per cent points while a draw would fetch them 61.40 per cent points (provided no points on over-rate’). lose) so that he will have a chance to reach the final ahead of Sri Lanka. At the same time, Sri Lanka can reach only 61.11 marks with its best performance.
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