South Africa recorded its first test victory of the new year by defeating India in Johannesburg. With this victory, he also opened an account in the WTC rankings. After a win and a loss, they now have 12 points.
Durban: After the defeat in Johannesburg, the dream of the Indian team to win the Test series in South Africa is again unfulfilled. The three-game test series between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw. This means that now the third round in Cape Town will be decisive and exciting. Meanwhile, the defeat in Johannesburg has hit the Indian team. The defeat also had an impact on the World Test Championship scoreboard. Hosts South Africa have taken a huge leap up the standings by beating India. Therefore, it seems a bit difficult for the Indian team to reach the final of the World Test Championship at the moment. India’s path to the WTC final now hinges on Team India’s upcoming trip. (WTC points table: Team India dropped to fourth place after KL Rahul and company suffered a 7 wicket loss to South Africa in Test 2)
South Africa recorded its first test victory of the new year by defeating India in Johannesburg. With this victory, he also opened an account in the WTC rankings. After a win and a loss, they now have 12 points and are now fifth in the table behind India. Australia tops the table with 36 points and 100% wins. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is in second place. Sri Lanka has 24 points after winning 2 events. The top two teams haven’t lost a single game so far. Pakistan, on the other hand, is third with 3 wins, 1 loss, 36 points and 75% win percentage.
India’s third series in the WTC
The loss in Johannesburg has hurt the Indian team in terms of points and winning percentage. The India team is currently playing their third series at the World Test Championship and India has won 4, lost 2 and drawn 2 matches so far. The winning percentage of the India team is 55.21. After the first test against South Africa, the Indian team has lost 3 points due to the slowdown, which has brought their score to 53 and is currently fourth in the table.
– ICC (CICC) January 6, 2022
The way forward for team India is difficult
India needs to be in the top 2 to play the WTC final. And for that, Team India will have to do well in the next matches. India has 3 more games left. One of the three games will be against South Africa in Cape Town. The other two games will be played at home against Sri Lanka. If India beat South Africa in Cape Town to win the Test Series and then beat Sri Lanka at home, it could certainly benefit.