World Test Championship 2021-2023: Australia holds top spot; India ranks fourth

The longest format of the game is seeing a lot of activity, which is contributing to significant changes in the points table of the ICC World Test Championship’s second cycle.

Many mind-boggling Test series were contested in the first season, from the Ashes to Australia’s fight with India. New Zealand finally won the prized title as Kane Williamson’s side defeated Virat Kohli’s India by eight wickets in the final. Following the conclusion of the inaugural edition, the emphasis has switched to the next World Test Championship cycle, which runs from 2021 to 2023.

With 71.42% points, Australia now leads the ICC WTC Points Table 2021-23, while Pakistan is second with 61.11 percentage points and South Africa is third with 60 percentage points.

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After a dominant performance, the Indian men’s cricket team moved up one spot to fourth place in the 2018 World Test Championship points table, clinching the series 2-0. Australia presently leads the rankings, followed by Pakistan, and South Africa in third position. After back-to-back victories in Mohali and Bengaluru, India has risen to the top of the points standings.

So far in the current WTC cycle, India has played 11 Tests, winning six, losing three, and drawing two, one of which came at home against New Zealand in late November, a result that might derail India’s prospects later on.

In the present edition of the World Test Championship, India has seven matches remaining to play. On July 1, the men in blue will face England at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

Pos Team Matches Won Lost Drawn NR Points PCT
1 Australia 7 4 0 3 0 60 71.42
2 Pakistan 6 3 1 2 0 44 61.11
3 South Africa 5 3 2 0 0 36 60
4 India 12 6 3 2 1 77 58.33
5 Sri Lanka 4 2 2 0 0 24 50
6 New Zealand 6 2 3 1 0 28 38.88
7 Bangladesh 4 1 3 0 0 12 25
8 West Indies 5 1 3 1 0 14 23.33
9 England 11 1 6 3 1 14 11.67