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Not India or New Zealand; Aakash Chopra Predicts Australia vs Pakistan WTC 2021-23 Final

WTC Final: As per Aakash, Pakistan and Australia are well-placed to make it through to the final. 

Updated: March 9, 2022 10:53 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

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New Delhi: The World Test Championship final is still nearly a year away, but the predictions have already started. Having lost to South Africa, India’s chances of making it through to the final has diminished. Ex-India opener Aakash Chopra reckons India will not qualify for the final.

“India need to get 100 percent points in the four-match series against Australia. You cannot draw, you have to win all four games,” Aakash said on his official YouTube channel.

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“We’re likely to win against Sri Lanka 2-0. We have to play Bangladesh away, I’m confident we can win there. And the one one-off Test against England. We lost the series in South Africa, so it is not going to be easy.”

As per Aakash, Pakistan and Australia are well-placed to make it through to the final.

“I am not counting England, Bangladesh, West Indies, and I won’t count New Zealand as well. I don’t think Sri Lanka have a chance at qualification. I believe it will be between three teams — Australia, India, and Pakistan. If Pakistan don’t prepare such roads, there’s a strong possibility of a Pakistan-Australia final,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma-led India have seven Tests remaining in the WTC cycle that include a one-off Test against England (away), a two-Test series against Bangladesh (away), and a four-match series against Australia (home).

After a convincing win over Sri Lanka in the first Test at Mohali, Rohit and his men would look to continue the momentum in the second Test in Bengaluru. The second Test starts from March 12.

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