ICC WTC 2021-23: Updated Points Table After England, India Lose Points Due To Slow Over-Rate
ICC WTC 2021-23: Updated Points Table After England, India Lose Points Due To Slow Over-Rate

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table. India take the top spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 updated points table with a PCT of 54.17. Pakistan take the 2nd spot with a PCT of 50. West Indies come 3rd with an equal PCT of 50. England are placed on the 4th spot with a PCT of 29.17.

Only the above 4 teams have played Test matches in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. India vs England Test series and West Indies vs Pakistan Test series are the 2 bilateral series that have taken place in the tournament so far.

India cricket team
India cricket team. Credits: BCCI

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Teams are ranked on the basis of PCT in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. India and England played 4 Tests against each other. The 1st Test ended in a draw. India won the 2nd Test by 151 runs. England defeated India in the 3rd Test by an innings and 76 runs. In the 4th Test, India emerged champions by 157 runs.

The 5th Test was suspended due to covid-19. Since India have won 2 matches, lost 1, and drawn 1 out of 4, they have the highest PCT of 54.17. On the other hand, England have lost 2, won 1, and drawn 1 out of 4 games, so they have a PCT of 29.17.

England
England won by an innings and 76 runs to level the series 1-1. (Image: Twitter)

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During Pakistan vs West Indies Test series, the hosts West Indies defeated Pakistan by 1 wicket in the 1st Test. In the 2nd Test, Pakistan won by 109 runs. As a result, the series ended in a tie 1-1. Since both Pakistan and West Indies have won 1 match and lost 1 game out of 2, they have an equal PCT of 50. Below we take a glance at ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 updated points table.

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table  

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ICC WTC 2021-23 Updated Points Table

Teams PCT (%) Points Matches Series Penalty Overs
      Won Lost Drawn    
India 54.17 26 2 1 1 1 2
Pakistan 50 12 1 1 0 1
West Indies 50 12 1 1 0 1
England 29.17 14 1 2 1 1 2
  • Teams will be ranked on percentage of points won
  • For slow over-rates, teams will lose one championship point for each over short.

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 – Points distribution

  Points available per match Percentage of points* (PCT)
Win 12 100
Tie 6 50
Draw 4 33.33
Loss 0 0

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23- Points available per series

Matches in series Total points available
2 24
3 36
4 48
5 60

India

India
India. Image Credits: Twitter

India started their ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 journey with the England tour. So far, India have played 4 Tests against England. They have won 2 matches and lost 1, while 1 game ended in a draw. As a result, India have managed to earn a PCT of 54.17 and hold the top spot in the WTC points table.

England

England
England won by an innings and 76 runs to level the series 1-1. (Image: Twitter)

England have managed to win 1 match against India in the recent 3rd Test at Headingley. However, they also lost 2 matches against India, while one game ended in a draw. As a result, England have won 1, lost 2, and drawn 1 match in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 so far. Hence, they have a PCT of 29.17 and hold the 4th spot in the World Test Championship updated points table.

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Pakistan

Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan
Shaheen Afridi celebrates with Pakistan teammates. Credits: Twitter

Pakistan lost the 1st Test against West Indies by a narrow margin of 1 wicket. However, they bounced back in the 2nd and final Test of the tour and won by 109 runs. With 1 win and 1 loss in the tournament so far, Pakistan have a PCT of 50, which allows them the 2nd spot in the World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table.

West Indies

World Test Championship, West Indies vs Pakistan
Source: Twitter.

Like Pakistan, West Indies have also won 1 match and lost 1 match in ICC WTC. Against Pakistan, West Indies executed commendable hard work to win the 1st Test. However, they lost the 2nd Test with a big margin. The series ended in a draw 1-1, but West Indies managed to get 50 PCT and 12 points on the updated ICC WTC points table.