The 2021-2023 World Test Championship cycle has almost ended with only three series to go. All four teams currently topping the table have a chance to book their berth for the final. Although, cricket is a funny game and it would come as no surprise to see a team low on the table sneaking its way into the finals. Having said that here are the probable 4 for the final in England.
Australia have almost secured their spot
Australian side currently sits at the top of the table with 136 points, they have won 10 of their 15 matches. They currently have an away series with India. The recent 2-0 home series win against South Africa has almost secured them a spot for the finals, but a white wash in India could make things difficult for the Kangaroos.
India in a tricky position
Although India recently beat Bangladesh two nil, however they are a in a tricky spot. Luckily, they have a four match home series against Australia. India qualifies automatically if they beat Australia 3-1, however if the Australians end up drawing the series 2-2 and Sri Lanka white washes Kiwis, India would have to bid good bye to the final.
South Africa still have a shot
After a disastrous series in Australia, South Africa could still mathematically qualify for the final, as they are currently at number fourth on the table. However, they need to win their both matches in order to keep their hopes alive for the World Test Championship Final.
Sri Lanka are the dark horses as usual
Sri Lanka is currently third at the table, and have a fair chance to reach the final, given they bamboozle New Zealand and win the series by two nil. Sadly, the series is away one and Sri Lankan team has not been in good from in foreign countries. However, they still have a chance and a standout performance from a youngster could help them get to the final.
The other teams England, New Zealand, Pakistan and West Indies are also in the hunt theoretically, but only a miracle would land them in the plane bound for final in England.