ICC World Test Championship: What lies forward for each staff in closing phases of the competitors | Cricket News

DUBAI: Pakistan’s loss to England within the second Test match of the sequence at Multan has left the race for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) closing vast open.
Australia are at the moment on the high of the standings. They’re in a great place to succeed in the finals however there are no less than 4 different groups in competition.
Right here is how every staff stands whereas heading into the ultimate phases of the Championship:
1)Australia have already achieved 70 per cent of the utmost attainable factors they will obtain. Australia nonetheless have a sequence remaining towards South Africa at house and India within the subcontinent. After clinching a 2-0 sequence win over West Indies, these are two robust challenges forward for the Aussies.
South Africa might be a a lot harder aspect as in comparison with West Indies. Pat Cummins’s males will even stay up for placing up a greater battle in India, the place they haven’t gained a Test sequence since 2004. The staff faces some health woes, Josh Hazlewood particularly, and would love veteran opener David Warner to click on in what might be his closing 12 months within the longer format.

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2) South Africa: 60 per cent of attainable complete factors
The Proteas have a Test sequence towards Australia Down Beneath coming, with West Indies being their one other project at house. After shedding an away Test sequence to England by 2-1, they misplaced their high spot within the WTC standings, however they nonetheless stay in competition nonetheless.
The away sequence towards Australia might be essential for each the edges. South Africa’s fast-bowling artillery will get pleasure from its time in pace-friendly Australia.
3) Sri Lanka: 53.33 per cent of attainable complete factors
Sri Lanka may mathematically attain the ultimate, however they want every little thing to go of their favour, be it their very own matches or that of others. Their subsequent and closing project of the present WTC cycle is an away sequence in New Zealand in March.
However historical past isn’t on SL’s aspect as they’ve gained solely twice of their 19 makes an attempt in New Zealand. Most factors in NZ will take their win share of 61.1 per cent, so they are going to need assistance from different groups down the desk to have the ability to end within the high two.
4) India: 52.08 per cent of attainable factors
India are at the moment in Bangladesh. After this, they are going to have their hardest project shortly within the type of the the Border-Gavaskar Trophy towards Australia at house.

5) England: 44.44 per cent of attainable factors
England have presumably been eradicated from the World Test Championship, however they’ve been in distinctive kind because the duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum has taken over. They’ve managed to spoil Pakistan’s possibilities to succeed in the summit conflict and up to date outcomes make them a power to be reckoned with in the course of the subsequent Championship.
6). Pakistan: 42.42 per cent of attainable factors
Pakistan are left struggling at sixth place within the standings, with their hopes for reaching the ultimate dashed by England. Even when they win the ultimate Test towards England at house and obtain a clear sweep towards New Zealand at house, they are going to keep out of the race.
7) West Indies: 40.91 per cent of attainable factors
West Indies carried hopes for the ultimate once they had been heading to Australia for the two-match sequence. However a crushing 2-0 loss in Australia ended their journey. Now the one impression they will make is spoiling South Africa’s possibilities for the finals by defeating them, although the Proteas will head into the sequence as clear favourites.
8) New Zealand: 25.93 per cent of attainable factors
New Zealand are out of competition for the ultimate. The 2021 champions struggled within the present cycle. They fell to Bangladesh at house, noticed Ross Taylor retire from the sport and their captain Kane Williamson get sidelined with elbow points. Even when they clinch their two-Test sequence towards Pakistan (away) and Sri Lanka (house) respectively, they are going to at finest end with a share of 48.72, which is effectively brief of what’s wanted to characteristic within the summit conflict.
9) Bangladesh: 13.33 per cent of attainable factors
Bangladesh have began their house sequence towards India, which includes of two Tests. Their batting has been shaky, which has prevented them from progressing within the match. The aspect has did not win any Test at house, however did shock NZ of their den.