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Team India shouldn’t think much about the World Test Championship: Gautam Gambhir

February 22, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Former batsman Gautam Gambhir believes that India should focus on the pink-ball Test instead of the World Test Championship. The WTC final will undoubtedly be on the mind of both teams as they face each other in the third Test in Ahmedabad. New Zealand has already secured its spot in the Final after Australia's withdrawal from the tour of South Africa.

India and England now have the opportunity to reach the final at Lord's later this year. Australia's chances of qualifying for the finals will depend on the ongoing series between India and England. If England manages to win the Test series against India by a margin of 2-1, or if the series is drawn at 1-1 or 2-2, Australia will play against New Zealand in the final.

You just have to focus on the process, you do not need to think too far ahead: Rohit Sharma

The four-match Test series between India and England currently equals 1-1. If India manages to win the series by a margin of 2-1, they qualify for the finals of the WTC. India's opening batsman Rohit Sharma mentioned that the finals of the WTC are too far ahead. Currently, the Indian team is just focusing on following the right process. According to Rohit, the team is not thinking ahead of themselves as they still need to win this upcoming Test match.

Team India accomplished a massive 317-run win against England in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series. As a result, the Indian team also reached the second spot in the WTC standings. India and England will play against each other in a pink-ball Test at the Motera Stadium, beginning February 24. The Day/Night Test between the teams start on Wednesday. A favorable result in the third match will be crucial in their journey for a final spot in the WTC.

The newly-constructed Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, which is the most considerable cricket ground globally, has a capacity of 110,000. The old stadium in Ahmedabad was closed in 2015 for reconstruction, and next week's Test match will be the first international game to be played at the ground since November 2014.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth