New Zealand are currently ranked second on the ICC WTC table with a points percentage of 70 per cent, which has secured them a place in the final. They will be joined by either India, England, or Australia with the second spot being determined by the outcome of the India v England four-match Test series due to start on Friday.
All to play for in the upcoming India v England series with three teams able to meet New Zealand in the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship!— ICC (@ICC) February 2, 2021
Here's the breakdown, assuming a full 4-Test series with no ties and no further matches involving NZ or Australia #WTC21 pic.twitter.com/TTZFkPd1Ex
India are currently at the top spot with a PCT of 71.7 per cent, following their 2-1 series triumph in Australia. They will have to win the series against England by 2-1, 2-0, 3-1, 3-0 or 4-0, margin to book their place in final.
For England to qualify and join New Zealand, they will have to win the series against India by 3-1, 3-0 or 4-0 margin.
As a consequence of skipping the three-match Test series, Australia’s chances of qualifying for the final of the ICC World Test Championship has received a massive push back.
After their loss to India in Brisbane, Australia sits third on 69.2 per cent of total points contested. They can still qualify for the much-anticipated ICC WTC final if the series between India and England ends up as a drawn series, or if India win the series 1-0 or England win it by 1-0, 2-1 or 2-1 margin. (UNI)