WTC: What are Sri Lanka's chances of reaching the final?

WTC: What are Sri Lanka’s chances of reaching the final?

Do Sri Lanka have a realistic chance of qualifying for the final now?

While Sri Lanka are third, their 54.17 points percentage needs to improve to be in contention. They have four tests left – two at home against Pakistan from July 16 and two in New Zealand – the defending champions who are out of the race this time – Next year. They need to shut out Pakistan 2-0 to have a serious chance and still need to win a Test in New Zealand to take their points percentage to 61.11 which may be enough to qualify if further results go in their way. meaning. South Africa, currently No.1, has 71.43, while Australia is at 70.

What does the series draw mean for Australia?
The loss in Galle was the first of this WTC cycle for Australia and lifted them to second place, behind South Africa. They are still in a strong position. If they win the last five Tests at home – two against West Indies and three against South Africa – they will finish with a points percentage of almost 65, regardless of the outcome of the four-Test series in India l ‘next year. If they lose a test at home, they will have to win one in India to reach 65 percentage points.

What are the stakes in the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan test series?
As mentioned, Sri Lanka need a 2-0 win to stay in contention. For Pakistan, currently fourth in the table, a 2-0 win would improve their points percentage to 62.96. They would then have to win three and draw two of their five home Tests – three against England, two against New Zealand – to finish above 65 percentage points. If they draw 1-1 against Sri Lanka, they should win four home Tests, while losing 0-2 would leave them no room for error at home.

What are the stakes in the England vs South Africa test series?
The series, which begins on August 17, is important for tabletops from South Africa, who also travel to Australia in December. A 2-1 win would leave them with a points percentage of 70, meaning even a 1-2 defeat in Australia would still allow them to finish above 65 percentage points as long as they win both Tests at home against West Indies. A series loss for South Africa would see them win 2-1 in Australia to finish above 65 percentage points.

Where is India?
While India, runners-up in the last WTC final, slipped to fifth in the table, they will start as favorites in the remaining matches of their cycle – a two-Test series in Bangladesh followed by four home Tests against India. Australia. Winning all six tests would give India a points percentage of 68.05, which should be enough to qualify for the finals. If they lost one out of six, they would finish at 62.50 and would need more results to follow their path.

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