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New Zealand Set To Play World Test Championship Final At Lord’s

Australia was slated to lock horns with South Africa in the Test series later this month

Mumbai: New Zealand are set to play in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final at Lord’s Cricket Ground as Australia’s three-match Test tour was postponed on Tuesday due to an ‘unacceptable’ coronavirus risk.

Australia was slated to lock horns with South Africa in the Test series later this month.

The team led by Tim Paine has taken a big hit to qualify for the WTC Finals at Lord’s in June. India now has 430 points, while second-placed New Zealand has 420 points in the table. Australia has docked four points for slow over-rate in the MCG Test, if this was not reduced, Australia would be ahead of NZ in percentage terms.

Also Read: Australia’s Tour Of South Africa Postponed Due To ‘Unacceptable’ COVID-19 Risk

The team will now depend on other results for their place in the final. India and England are the other parties in the dispute over the making of the WTCfinal. The Virat Kohli-led team will have to win at least two Tests against England without losing the other two matches. On the other hand, England needs to win at least three Tests.

Last month, the final of the inaugural edition of the WTC was postponed. The final will now be played from 18 to 22 June and will be served as a reserve day on 23 June. The Decider was originally scheduled to be held at Lord’s Cricket Ground from 10 to 14 June.

It is almost certain that India will be a part of the final. Last year, the ICC decided to change the WTC’s point-rating system due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The WTC table has now been revised to rank teams based on the percentage of points earned from the series played, meaning that teams are ranked in order of percentage of points earned.

India was all set to be a part of the final. Last year, the ICC decided to change the WTC’s point-rating system due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. The WTC table has now been revised to rank teams based on the percentage of points earned from the series played, meaning that teams are ranked in order of percentage of points earned.

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