Aakash Chopra, who played for India in the past, is of the view that if Team India does not win the series against Australia by a score of 4-0, there is a significant possibility that they will not be able to compete in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC).
In 2023, Rohit Sharma and his team will play host to the Australian cricket team for four tests as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The present standing of India in the WTC points table has them in fourth place; South Africa, Australia, and Sri Lanka are placed ahead of them.
What did Aakash Chopra say about India’s chances in the WTC 2021-23?
Aakash Chopra highlighted in a video that was uploaded to his YouTube channel how a victory for India against Australia at their own venue would improve the prospects of the hosts.
He said: “The series between Australia and India will consist of four tests. If India wins the series with a score of 4-0, then they will move up in the rankings. They will be in a dangerous position if they do not improve their circumstances, so they will need to rise to the challenge. After that, Australia will play a pair of Tests at home against the West Indies, both of which they will win, and then they will play three Tests at home against South Africa.”
In addition to that, Aakash Chopra enlightened us with a staggering figure. According to the man who is 44 years old, even if Team India wins all six of the remaining Tests in this WTC cycle, they will still finish with a points percentage of 68. Because of this, it is even more clear how important it is for them to defeat Australia when they go there the following year.
Regarding this topic, Chopra said: “When India plays host to Australia the following year, they must easily defeat their guests by a score of 4-0. In addition, they have two Tests to play against Bangladesh that will take place outside of their native country. It will be quite difficult to come out on top six times in a row. Let’s say, nevertheless, that they did carry out the plan. Even under such conditions, the most win percentage we can get is 68%.”