#World Test Championship

.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
India registered a 10-wicket win in the third Test against England on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • The pink-ball Test between India and England ended in two days, leading to a lot of criticism
  • BCCI understands that another rank turner will not bode well for the new venue
  • If there has been one good and one bad pitch at the same venue, the ICC is unlikely to take any action

.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (in picture) and Axar Patel wreaked havoc on the Motera surface. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • There have been erroneous reports that India will lose WTC points if the Ahmedabad pitch is rated 'poor'
  • For the pitch quality to create WTC implications, the pitch would have to be deemed “unfit”
  • The last time a pitch was declared "unfit" was more than a decade ago

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The WTC final will be held at Lord's from June 18 to June 22. (Photo Credit: BCCI/PTI Photo)

  • With the loss against India, England have been knocked out of the WTC
  • India will have to draw or win the fourth Test against England to play in the finals
  • If England can salvage a win, then Australia will sneak into the finals at Lord's

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the third and the fourth India-England Tests from February 24. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • India, England and Australia are still in the race for the remaining final berth for the World Test Championship
  • The four-match India-England Test series is locked at 1-1
  • The pitch at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad, is not expected to be like a conventional day-night surface

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Ravichandran Ashwin played a starring role in India's 317-run win over England in the second Test in Chennai. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ICC)

  • India have levelled the Test series against England at 1-1
  • England slipped to the fourth spot after the crushing 317-run defeat
  • The third Test is going to be a day-night affair from February 24 at Ahmedabad

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
India levelled the four-match series 1-1 with a xx-run win in the second Test on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • India bowled out England for 164 runs in the second innings
  • Ravichandran Ashwin was adjudged man-of-the-match
  • Axar Patel became sixth Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul on debut

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 1st day of the second Test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. (Twitter/@BCCI)

  • India came into the series top of the ICC World Test Championship table and as firm favourites to qualify for the final 
  • India are now in a 'must not lose' position as another loss will eliminate them from contention
  • India need a 2-1 or a 3-1 series win over England to qualify for the final against New Zealand

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Ajinkya Rahane said the team has to forget what happened in the first Test. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • With a darker and drier look, the pitch promises to be a spinners' paradise in the game starting Saturday
  • India lost the first Test by 227 runs that saw the pitch have nothing for the bowlers
  •  Ajinkya Rahane hinted that left-arm spin bowling all-rounder Axar Patel is available for selection

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Jack Leach (left) and James Anderson shared seven wickets between them as India were bundled out for 192 on the final day on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ECB)

  • With the win, England's percentage points surged to 70.2%, up from 68.7% before the first Test
  • New Zealand are second with 70.02%, followed by Australia with 69.2%
  • India slipped to fourth with 68.3% after the 227-run defeat in the first Test

.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
The World Test Championship final will be played from June 18 to 22 at the Lord's Cricket Ground in London. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • India will need at least 70 points from the upcoming series to qualify
  • England have 68.7% and would need to win the series with a big margin
  • Australia will qualify for the finals if the series ends as a 0-0, 1-1 or 2-2 draw