Sri Lanka defeated West Indies in the first test and got the first place in WTC even a victory in Kanpur would not be insufficient for India | Sri Lanka defeated West Indies in the first test and got the first place, even a victory in Kanpur will be insufficient
By Puneet Chaudhary - November 25, 2021
Dubai2 hours ago
Team India is currently playing the first match of the two-Test series with New Zealand in Kanpur. After the first day’s play, the Indian team is in a strong position. Despite this, India has to come down from the top position in the points table of the ICC Test Championship (2021-203) to come to the second position. This happened because of Sri Lanka’s victory in the first test match against West Indies.
Team India is ahead in points but behind in percentage
India had won two of the four Test matches on the tour of England. One test was drawn and one was defeated. In this way, India has a total of 26 points. India is still at the fore in terms of points. But Sri Lanka has overtaken India on the basis of percentage points. Sri Lanka got the full 12 points due to the win over West Indies. That is, he has achieved 100% of the points he gets from 1 match. According to the new rules of the ICC, the place of the teams in the table is to be decided on the percentage point only.
That’s why victory in Kanpur will not work
If the Indian team wins the Kanpur Test, then it will have 38 points. That is, the total possible for 5 tests is 38 marks out of 60. Then the percentage point of India will be 63.33. Even in that case, Sri Lanka’s team will be number-1 with 100% points. If the West Indies team defeats Sri Lanka in the second Test starting on November 29 or the match ends in a draw, then India will again move to No. 1. If the Sri Lankan team wins that match too, then it will remain at number-1. In this situation, India will have to wait for the upcoming series of Sri Lanka to come back to No.
Every team has to play 6-6 series
According to the rules of the ICC, each team has to play 6-6 series under the Test Championship. 3 Series at home and 3 Series abroad. The Indian team is currently playing the second series under the 2021-2023 Championship. Sri Lankan team is playing the first series. After playing 6-6 series, the top-2 teams will reach the final. So right now there is no more damage to the Indian team and its fans than Sri Lanka reaching No.