#World Test Championship

3 days ago.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

16 Feburary.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

16 Feburary.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

13 Feburary.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

12 Feburary.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

9 Feburary.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

5 Feburary.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

4 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Indian captain Virat Kohli with teammates during a training session at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. (TNCA/PTI Photo)

  • The four-match Test series starts February 5
  • England come on the back of a 2-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka
  • England have not won a Test match in India since 2012

3 Feburary.London, UK
Winning the Test championship would be a fitting testament to their improvement, said Coach Gary Stead. (Photo credit: Twitter/@englandcricket)

  • The World Test Championship final is scheduled to start from June 28 at the Lord's cricket ground
  • New Zealand's opponent in the final has not been decided
  • Stead insisted history would not weigh on his players

25 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to India has made the upcoming South Africa tour a must-win for Australia. (Photo credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • India will host Joe Root's England in a four-match Test series starting from February 5
  • Australia will tour South Africa in March, 2021
  • England will host New Zealand in a two match Test series in June