The race to make it to the final of the World Test Championship is heating up. New Zealand have already qualified but India, England and Australia are still in contention to become the second finalist. The upcoming third Test between India and England is a crucial one as the hosts should make sure they don’t lose it while the Joe Root-led side is in a must-win situation.
Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes that Virat Kohli and his men shouldn’t think much about the WTC final and take one match at a time. For India to make it to the final of the WTC, they should win the series by 2-1 at least while England needs to win it by 3-1. On the other hand, any other series result would mean Australia would qualify.
“Every Test match is important, one should not keep on thinking about the World Test Championship. The team should focus on this pink-ball game. I think it would be a good Test match,” Gambhir said according to Hindustan Times.
Even India opener Rohit Sharma stressed not thinking about WTC scenarios and cleared that the team is only thinking about the Pink ball Test at the moment.
“To be honest, when we are playing the game, the focus is not on the outside. We want to qualify for the WTC finals, but we still have to do a lot of things right to be there. We will be very happy to qualify for the WTC finals, but there are little steps that we need to take before we reach the finals. It is too far ahead still, we have got two Tests to play before that, we will see what happens after that,” Rohit said.