India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 32 wickets in the Test series against England and played a key role in helping India make it to the finals of the World Test Championship. India topped the WTC points table as well as the ICC rankings after beating England in the fourth Test. Meanwhile, latest reports in TOI say that the WTC final might be shifted out of Lord’s due to the ongoing pandemic and the emergence of a few new cases and also due to logistical reasons.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin said that a best of three final would have been the ideal way to decide thw winner of the World Test Championship. However, he said that India will be ready with whatever conditions are kept in front of them.
Winning WTC Is Winning The World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin
“For people like me, Pujara, Rahane, and Ishant, who did not play the 2019 World Cup, this is literally the World Cup. I also saw Ishant speaking about it. I am happy for every member for making it to the finals. I am sure we can get a positive result if we adapt quickly because we just have one match as the final. It would have been nicer if we had three, but we just have one, we have to live with that and we will try to give our best shot,” said Ashwin in a video posted on the official website of BCCI.
India finished as the number one team with 72.2 percentage points in the WTC points table, the factor that determined the final placings rather than total points won, following a change to the points system owing to the Covid-19 disruption.
New Zealand were the first team to ensure a place in the final with 70 percentage points. Australia finished third with 69.2 percentage points while England ended with 61.4 percentage points at the fourth position. The qualification for the Kiwis was confirmed after Australia denied touring to South Africa and the series was eventually postponed.
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