ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 3rd Test Between South Africa And India
ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 3rd Test Between South Africa And India

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table. Sri Lanka takes the top spot in  ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table with a PCT of 100.0. Sri Lanka has played 2 matches and won both of them. 

They are followed by Australia, who witnessed a massive success against England in Ashes 2021-23. After winning 4 games out of 5 against England, Australia owns a PCT of 86.66 and grabs the 2nd spot in the World Test Championship points table. Pakistan comes on the next 3rd spot with a PCT of 75.0. They have won 2 matches out of 3 so far.

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Australia team with Ashes 2021-22. PHoto- Getty
Australia team with Ashes 2021-22.( Photo- Getty)

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After winning the Test series against India 3-1, South Africa has managed to steal the 4th spot in WTC 2021-23 points table with a PCT of 66.66. India has moved to the 5th spot, holding a PCT of 49.07. New Zealand takes the 6th spot with a PCT of 33.33. The defending champions have played 4 Tests so far, losing 2, winning 1, and drawing 1.

ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table
An elated Dean Elgar lifts the Freedom Trophy with his team-mates, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 14, 2022 © Getty Images

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Bangladesh and West Indies, with a PCT of 25.0 each, take the 7th and 8th spot in World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. England holds the last spot with a PCT of just 9.25. After Ashes 2021-22, England has lost 6 games and won only 1.

Bangladesh
Bangladesh, Image Source: Twitter

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ICC WTC 2021-23 Updated Points Table

Teams PCT (%) Points Matches Series Penalty Overs
      Won Lost Drawn    
Sri Lanka 100 24 2 0 0 1 _
Australia 86.66 52 4 0 1 1 _
Pakistan 75.0 36 3 1 0 2 _
South Africa 66.66 24 2 1 0 1 _
India 49.07 53 4 3 2 3 3
New Zealand 33.33 16 1 2 1 2 _
Bangladesh 25.0 12 1 3 0 2 _
West Indies 25.0 12 1 3 0 2 _
England 9.25 10 1 6 2 2 10
               

For slow over-rates, teams will lose one championship point for each over short. Teams will be ranked on the 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
India. Image Credits: Twitter

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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.

Later, India lost a three-match Test series to South Africa 2-1. As a result, India has played 9 games so far in World Test Championship 2021-23, winning 4, losing 3, and drawing 2. Hence, they get the 5th spot in the points table with a PCT of 49.09.

England

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

England played their 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 Ashes 2021-22 series, England faced a humiliating 4-0 defeat. Hence, England has lost 6 games and won only 1. This gives them a PCT of just 9.25 and last spot in the points table.

Pakistan

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

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Pakistan is 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 has won 3 games and lost 1. This gives them a PCT of 75.0.  

West Indies

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

West Indies has 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. Later, West Indies lost to Sri Lanka in a Test match series 2-0.

Hence, West Indies has played 4 games in the tournament, winning 1 and losing 3. This gives them a PCT of 25.0 and the 8th spot in the points table.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (Image: Twitter)

Sri Lanka take the top spot in the points table. Like Australia, Sri Lanka is 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 has a PCT of 100.0.

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New Zealand

New Zealand
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New Zealand takes the 6th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-22 points table with a PCT of 33.33. New Zealand has played 4 games in the tournament so far, 2 against both India and Bangladesh. Against India, the Kiwis lost 1 game and the other ended in a draw. Against Bangladesh, New Zealand won 1 game and lost 1.

Australia

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

Australia has 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, Australia won the series 4-0. Out of 5 games so far, Australia has won 4 and drawn 1. This gives them a PCT of 86.66 and 2nd spot in the WTC points table.

South Africa

South Africa
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After defeating India in the recent Test series 2-1, South Africa has grabbed the 4th spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table. Out of 3 games, South Africa has won 2 and lost 1. This gives them a PCT of 66.66.

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh National Cricket Team
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Bangladesh recently defeated New Zealand in a Test match. In 4 Tests so far, Bangladesh has won 1 and lost 3. This gives them a PCT of 25.0, equal to that of West Indies. Bangladesh holds the 7th spot in World Test Championship 2021-23 points table.

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