The New Zealand Cricket team has qualified for the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship on Tuesday. New Zealand sealed their place after Australia pulled out from the South Africa tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Blackcaps have already played all of their matches in World Test Championship and finished it with 70 percentage points. The postponement of Australia’s Test series has made it clear that no team can surpass New Zealand’s percentage points for all practical purposes.

The four-match Test series between India and England is going to play a more crucial role now as it will decide the opponents for New Zealand in the final at the Lord’s.

“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 tweeted.

As of now, India is at the top of the points table with the highest percentage points 71.7 while New Zealand has 70 while Australia are third at 69.2, and England are currently placed fourth with 68.7 points. The percentage of points is won out of the total number of points contested by each team.

Team India has to win at least two matches in the upcoming Test series against England to seal their place against New Zealand. While England have to claim victory in three Tests to make it to the final.

If the two teams end up drawing, then it will open up a chance for Australia to sneak in, otherwise, they are virtually knocked out from the tournament.

The WTC final is scheduled to be held from June 18 at the Lord’s.