New Zealand qualify for final of ICC World Test Championship

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Kane Williamson led New Zealand cricket team has become the first side to qualify for the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship, India Today reported.

The development comes after Australia postponed the South Africa tour due to the COVID19 pandemic related fears. Kangaroos were scheduled to play three tests against Proteas.

Australia’s chances of making to the Lord’s final in June have taken a big hit as they have to rely on other results to go their way.

As of 2 February 2021, India is on top of the World Test Championship table 71.7 Percentage of Points (PCT).

New Zealand, who is in the 2nd spot with 70 PCT has confirmed their place in the final as they will not drop further after completing their quota of matches in the current WTC cycle.

Australia are at the third spot with a PCT of 69.2 but they won’t able to leapfrog New Zealand following the postponement of the 3-Test series in South Africa.

India and England have their destiny in their own hands as they meet in a 4-Test series, which will be the last assignments in the ongoing World Test Championship cycle. The two teams will kickstart the series from February 5.

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