World Test Championship: A Breakdown of Teams Qualification Criteria

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Aussies, though matching the highest prospects of sealing their spot in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Final, will have to wait a bit longer after their crucial Sydney Test against South Africa is affected by rain and finished in a draw.

Technically, six nations are still alive for the race of June’s Final; however, it will come down to four sides that will ultimately tussle for the two seats in that match at The Oval in London. So, what it takes from each team to make it through to the top two is given below.

Australia

  • Current Position: Number 1 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 75.56%
  • Remaining Series: Against India (Away, 4-Tests)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 80.70%

India

  • Current Position: Number 2 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 58.93%
  • Remaining Series: Australia (Home, 4-Test)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 68.06%

Sri Lanka

  • Current Position: Number 3 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 53.33%
  • Remaining Series: New Zealand (Away, 2-Tests)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 61.11%

South Africa

  • Current Position: Number 4 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 48.72%
  • Remaining Series: West Indies (Home, 2-Tests)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 55.55%

England

  • Current Position: Number 5 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 46.97%
  • Remaining Series: None
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 46.97%

West Indies

  • Current Position: Number 6 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 40.91%
  • Remaining Series: South Africa (Away, 2-Tests)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 50%

Pakistan

  • Current Position: Number 7 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 38.1%
  • Remaining Series: None
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 38.1%

New Zealand

  • Current Position: Number 8 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 27.27%
  • Remaining Series: Sri Lanka (Home, 2-Tests)
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 32.41%

Bangladesh

  • Current Position: Number 9 on ICC World Test Championships Rankings
  • Present Winning Percentage: 11.11%
  • Remaining Series: None
  • Possible Percentage Finish: 11.11%