After an embarrassing 227 run defeat against England, India has suffered another major setback. India has dropped to fourth place in the World Test Championship Table. This series was important to qualify for the final of the ICC Test Championship. The result of this series will decide who will qualify for the championship.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand team has already confirmed its place in the final of the Test Championship. Now India, England and Australia are the contenders to be the second finalist. After losing the first Test, Team India has finished fourth in the points table. However, its chances to qualify are still intact.
To qualify for finals, Indian team will need to win this Test series against England 2-1 or 3-1. This means Team India will have to win at least two or all three matches in the series.
England is at the top of the table. To qualify for the championship, they will have to win this series with 3–0, 3–1 or 4–0. Meanwhile, the Australian team also has a chance to reach the finals of the championship. If England defeats India in the series by 1–0, 2–0 or 2–1 or the series ends on a draw the Australian Team will qualify.
After the end of the first Test match between India and England, there has been a big change in the score table of the Test Championship. Team India, which topped the points table before the Test series has now slipped to the fourth position. The winning percentage is now down to 68.3. Meanwhile, with this victory, the England team has reached the top with a winning percentage of 70.2.