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ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table. Australia have grabbed the top spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table after winning the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 series. Australia, led by their new Test skipper Pat Cummins, have already won the opening three Tests of the series against England and captured the series win 3-0. With 3 wins in 3 games, they have a PCT of 100.0 %.

Sri Lanka follows Australia on the second spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-22 points table. Sri Lanka have played 2 Tests so far and won both of them. Sri Lanka defeated West Indies in both games of a two-match Test series back in November 2021. With 2 victories in 2 games, Sri Lanka also have a PCT of 100% like that of Aussies.

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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (Image: Twitter)

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On the 3rd and 4th spots in ICC WTC 2021-23 points table respectively, Pakistan and India have taken grip. Pakistan have played 4 matches across 2 Test series against West Indies and Bangladesh. Pakistan won 3 games and lost 1 out of it.

Hence, they have a PCT of 75.0 %. On the other hand, India have played 7 Tests in World Test Championship 2021-23 so far, with Test series against England, New Zealand, and the ongoing one against South Africa. India have managed to win 4 Tests and lost 1, while 2 ended in a draw. Hence, India have a PCT of 63.09.

India
Indian Cricket Team celebrate victory at Centurion. (Photo: Twitter)

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West Indies and New Zealand arrive next on the 5th and 6th spots respectively. While West Indies have won 1 and lost 3 games out of 4, New Zealand have lost 1 and drawn 1 out of 2 matches. West Indies owns a PCT of 25.0% while Kiwis have a PCT of 16.66%.

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England, with the miserable Ashes 2021-22 loss, have moved the 7th spot. With 5 defeats and only 1 victory and 1 draw in 7 games so far, England have a PCT of just 7.14. South Africa and Bangladesh take the last two 8th and 9th spots in ICC World Test Championship. South Africa lost a recent Test against India, while Bangladesh lost their two Test matches against Pakistan earlier. Both the teams have a PCT of 0.

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England team. Photo- Getty

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ICC WTC 2021-23 Updated Points Table

Teams PCT (%) Points Matches Series Penalty Overs
      Won Lost Drawn    
Australia 100 36 3 0 0 1 _
Sri Lanka 100 24 2 0 0 1 _
Pakistan 75 36 3 1 0 2 _
India 63.09 53 4 1 2 3 3
West Indies 25 12 1 3 0 2 _
New Zealand 16.66 4 0 1 1 1 _
England 7.14 6 1 5 1 2 10
South Africa 0 0 0 1 0 1 _
Bangladesh 0 0 0 2 0 1 _
               

For slow over-rates, teams will lose one championship point for each over short. Teams will be ranked on percentage of points won

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
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India started their ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 journey with the England tour in August last year. During the tour, India played 4 Tests against England. They won 2 matches and lost 1, while 1 game ended in a draw. Later, India won 1 match and draw 1 during a home series against New Zealand. In their ongoing South Africa tour, India have won the 1st Test. Hence,

India have played 7 Test matches so far, winning 4, losing 1, and drawing 2. They have a PCT of 63.09 which gives them the 4th spot in the points table. India are currently playing a three-match Test series against South Africa. The result of the series will affect India’s position on the WTC 2021-23 points table.

England

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

England played the 1st Test series in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 against India. Playing 4 games, England won 1, lost 2, and draw 1. Against Australia in the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 series, England have already lost the first three games. Hence, England have lost 5 games, lost 1, and drawn 1 out of 7 so far. This gives them a PCT of 7.14 and a 7th spot in the World Test Championship updated points table.

Pakistan

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

Pakistan are ranked 3rd in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. They tied their opening series of the tournament against West Indies 1-1. Later, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in 2 Tests during an away tour. Hence, out of 4 games so far, Pakistan have won 3 games and lost 1. This gives them a PCT of 75.0.

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West Indies

World Test Championship, West Indies vs Pakistan
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West Indies have played 4 matches in the tournament so far. In their maiden series of ICC WTC 2021-23, West Indies faced Pakistan. They won 1 game and lost 1 out of 2 Tests, ending the series in a 1-1 tie. Recently, West Indies lost to Sri Lanka in a Test match series 2-0. Hence, West Indies have played 4 games in the tournament, winning 1 and losing 3. This gives them a PCT of 25.0 and the 5th spot in the points table.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (Image: Twitter)

Sri Lanka take the 2nd spot in the points table. Like Australia, Sri Lanka are also unbeaten in the tournament so far. During their home series against West Indies last year, Sri Lanka won both the two Tests. With 2 wins in 2 games, Sri Lanka have a PCT of 100.0.

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New Zealand

New Zealand
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New Zealand take the 6th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-22 points table with a PCT of 16.66. New Zealand have only played 1 series in the tournament so far, which was against India. During the away tour comprising 2 games, New Zealand draw 1st Test and lost the other. With 1 defeat and 1 draw faced in 2 games, New Zealand have a PCT of 16.66. New Zealand are currently playing a two-match Test series against Bangladesh at home.

Australia

Australia cricket team, Australia
Australia cricket team. Credits: Twitter

Australia have got a spectacular start to their journey in ICC World Test Championship 2021-22 with the Ashes 2021-22 series. Facing England at home in the 5-match series, Aussies have already defeated England in the first three games and regained the Ashes urn. With 3 wins in 3 games so far, Australia have a PCT of 100.0 and steal the top spot in the WTC 2021-23 points table.

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South Africa

South Africa
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South Africa are spotted on the 8th spot in WTC 2021-23 points table. South Africa started their journey in the tournament with their ongoing home series against India. South Africa lost the 1st Test against India. Hence, with 1 loss in 1 game, they have a PCT of 0. The team will play 2 more games against India during the Test series.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh National Cricket Team
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Bangladesh take the last 9th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. Bangladesh faced Pakistan in a two-match Test series in November last year. They lost both the games at home. Hence, with 2 defeats in 2 games, they have a PCT of 0 in their kitty.  Bangladesh are squaring off against New Zealand in an ongoing series and the result of the series will affect their position in the WTC 2021-23 points table.

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