India vs England: Rain To Disrupt Dharamsala Test? Report Provides Worrying Update | Cricket News


India face England in the final Test of the ongoing five-match series in Dharamsala starting March 7 but according to a report by The Telegraph, the match can face multiple disruptions. The weather is expected to be chilly in Dharamsala along with prominent chances of rainfall. The report further claimed that the maximum temperature is expected to be around 1 Degree Celsius and the minimum temperature can drop below -4 Degree Celsius. There is even some chances of sleet, according to The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, two-time finalists India jumped to the top of the World Test Championship standings, replacing New Zealand in the latest rankings issued on Sunday.

India, who defeated England by five wickets in the fourth Test in Ranchi to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series, replaced the Kiwis with a stronger points percentage of 64.58.

With five wins, two losses and one draw, India have 62 points in 8 matches, while the Black Caps have 36 from five matches (three wins, two losses) and have a point-percentage of 60.00.

Before the start of the Wellington Test, New Zealand were sitting at the top of the table with 36 points in four games and a points percentage of 75.

But following their massive 172-run defeat, the 2021 WTC champions lost the top spot, slipping to the No 2 position with a points percentage of 60.

Third-placed Australia have closed on the gap after the Wellington Test, gaining 12 crucial points as they now have 78 points from 11 matches (seven wins, three losses and one draw).

Their points percentage has also increased from 55 to 59.09.

The 2023 champions have the opportunity to surpass New Zealand and move up to the second spot if they win the second and final Test at Christchurch from March 8.

India, meanwhile, take on England in the final match of the five-Test series in Dharamsala from March 7.

Australia can climb to the top spot if England beat India in the Dharamsala Test.

(With PTI inputs)

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