Pakistan was trounced by England on Tuesday in Karachi, losing by an embarrassing eight wickets. They lost all four of their tests in a row, including one at home against Australia and three against England. They were also blanked at home for the first time in Test history. The two losses saw Pakistan fall from first place in the World Test Championship points standings to sixth place. Pakistan seems to still have a remote chance of success, nevertheless.

Pakistan had the best chance of winning the World Test Championship with five home games remaining, including two against New Zealand and three against England. In the third spot on the standings before the start of the England series, Pakistan stood ahead of India. With a PCT of just 38.99, they fell to the seventh position behind Sri Lanka and the West Indies after a 3-0 loss.

But Australia, who is now in the first place, is Pakistan’s greatest opportunity to go to the World Test Championship final. Pakistan must complete the sweep over New Zealand at home later this month to raise their win percentage to as high as 47.62 percent. The fulfillment of the above requirements would be sufficient to elevate Pakistan to the second position.

1) The major factor paving Pakistan’s way to the final will be Australia. In the Test series that will be played there next month, they rely on the Pat Cummins-coached squad to retain its domination against South Africa and then against India.

2) Bangladesh must surprise India for Pakistan to win the Mirpur Test, which begins on December 22.

3) New Zealand must defeat Sri Lanka in the Test series in March 2023.

4) For Pakistan to succeed, West Indies would have to completely dominate South Africa or win one of the two Test matches while drawing the other.

While finishing their 2021/23 cycle, England, despite their historic 3-0 victory, are no longer in the running to play in the World Cup final.