The ICC World Test Championship (WTC 2023) is progressing, and the teams are fighting for the top two spots. This tournament is really important for all the teams. There are four teams who are in the race, while the other five teams are almost out. Few series can decide the two finalists who will fight at the Lords. We will have a look at these five series.
England VS South Africa (Three Tests)
This Series will begin on 17 august and end on eight September. England’s campaign for the WTC 2023 Final has finished. South Africa is sitting on top of the table. The proteas will have to win this series to confirm their place in the finals. It will be tough as Proteas will be playing in away conditions.
If they lose all of their games in this series, they will drop to the fifth position. South African star bowler Kagiso Rabada will not be available due to his ankle issues. Brendon McCullum’s team will look forward to playing Bazball. Can South Africa annihilate Bazball?
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Pakistan vs England
England, who are already out of this tournament, will try to finish on a high note by defeating Pakistan in their home conditions. After the loss of the second Galle test, Men In green has to win all of the remaining test matches in their home to confirm their place in WTC 2023 finale. First, they will have to defeat Jos Buttler’s team in this series, and this will be a do-or-die situation for the green shirts. Babar Azam and Co will have to play with positive intent. Can England Play Bazball In Pakistan?
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Pakistan vs New Zealand
This will be another do-or-die situation for the Men In green. To reach the grand finale, they have to win this series along with England’s three-test series. Green shirts can win this series easily if they prepare spinning wickets. Supposing that Pakistan wins this series so they will finish on 69.05%, which is excellent to reach the finale.
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Australia vs South Africa
This series will begin on 17th December and will end on 4th Jan. This series will be crucial for both teams. It will be tough for South Africa to win this series as they will play in their away conditions against a world-class team. In case Australia wins these three tests, they will reach 80% while the proteas will drop to the seventh position.
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Australia vs India
The battle for the Border-Gavaskar trophy will be the most important series to decide the two finalists. This series is equally important for both teams. It will be a little tough for the kangaroos to win this series as they will be playing in their away conditions on spinning wickets. It is tough for a team to defeat India in its home conditions.
Considering that The men in blue wins all tests so they will end up on 68.06% while the men in yellow will finish on 63.16%.