New Zealand qualifies for World Test Championship final

New Zealand, on Tuesday, became the first side to qualify for the World Test Championship final, to be held at Lord's later this year.

While New Zealand is through, Australia, India and England are the other sides in contention to make the World Test Championship final.   -  GETTY IMAGES

New Zealand, on Tuesday, became the first side to qualify for the World Test Championship final, to be held at Lord's on June 18.

This comes after Australia's tour of South Africa was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With Australia postponing tour of South Africa, no team can surpass New Zealand's percentage points of 70 and the Test series between India and England becomes crucial as the winner could eventually end up being the second finalist. India needs to beat England in at least two matches and win the series. "All to play for in the upcoming India v England series with three teams able to meet New Zealand in the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship," the ICC stated.

As of now, India has highest percentage points 71.7, while New Zealand has 70 while Australia are third at 69.2 and England are currently placed fourth with 65.2 points.