WTC Final: How SL can damage India’s qualification hopes

Rohit Sharma-led Team India is the favourite for the remaining World Test Championship final spot. Australia have already made their way to the final of the mega event with the win over India in the third Test in Indore. On the other hand, India also eye to enter the finale, but Sri Lanka might pour cold water on their plans. As India take on Australia in the fourth and final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and Sri Lanka face New Zealand in a two-match Test series, here is how the Dimuth Karunaratne-side could damage India’s WTC final hopes – For the Rohit Sharma-led side, a win in the fourth Test would mean a confirmed WTC final berth. This will take Sri Lanka out of the race even if they win both the Test matches in New Zealand. If India happen to lose or draw the final Test match, it will open the gates for Sri Lanka. However, the latter has to win both its matches in New Zealand to make a WTC final entry in this case. It is worth noting that if Sri Lanka fail to win any of the two games in New Zealand, India will enter the WTC final, irrespective of the result in their final game.