India retained its second spot within the ICC World Take a look at Championship (WTC) factors desk after its thrilling three-wicket win over Bangladesh within the second Take a look at in Mirpur on Sunday.
An unbeaten 71-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer (29*) and Ravichandran Ashwin (42*) for the eighth wicket helped India chase down a tough 145-run complete.
With the 2-0 sequence win, India bettered its factors proportion (PCT) to 58.92, forward of South Africa (55.76) and Sri Lanka (54.55) within the WTC 2021-23 cycle that ends in March 2023. Australia leads the standings with its supreme PCT of 76.92.
India’s possibilities will nonetheless closely revolve round the results of the continued Australia-South Africa three-match Take a look at sequence and the rest of South Africa’s particular person marketing campaign. Australia, which just lately beat West Indies 2-0 and South Africa within the first Take a look at at house, is all however by to the ultimate.
India has 4 Exams remaining – in opposition to Australia at house from February. South Africa, which is at present second on the standings, additionally has 4 Exams remaining – two away in opposition to Australia and two at house in opposition to West Indies.
The second spot within the last is probably a shootout between India and South Africa – each requiring no less than three wins in its remaining matches to stay within the hunt. Here’s a have a look at the qualification eventualities
WTC FINAL QUALIFICATION SCENARIOS FOR INDIA AND SOUTH AFRICA
If India beats Australia 4-0 – India finishes with PCT of 68.05. South Africa can not qualify even when it wins all 4 of its remaining matches, ending at a PCT of 66.66.
If India beats Australia 3-0 – India finishes with PCT of 64.35. South Africa can solely qualify with 4 wins in its remaining 4 matches, with a PCT of 66.66.
If India beats Australia 3-1 – India finishes with a PCT of 62.5. South Africa can solely qualify with 4 wins in its remaining 4 matches, with a PCT of 66.66.
CAN ENGLAND, PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, NEW ZEALAND AND WEST INDIES STILL QUALIFY FOR WTC FINAL?
England has completed its WTC 2021-23 marketing campaign with a PCT of 46.97 after 21 Exams. It’s mathematically out of the race for the WTC last.
Pakistan can end at greatest with a PCT of 47.61 with wins in its remaining two Exams in opposition to New Zealand.
Sri Lanka has one of the best probability to pip India and South Africa, ought to they undergo slip-ups of their remaining video games. Sri Lanka can end at a PCT of 61.11 with wins in its remaining two Exams in opposition to New Zealand.
New Zealand can solely end at a greatest PCT of fifty with wins in its remaining 4 matches.
West Indies can end at a PCT of fifty with wins in its remaining two Exams in opposition to South Africa.
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