ICC World Test Championship 2021–23: Updated Points Table After 4th Test Between England and India
ICC World Test Championship 2021–23: Updated Points Table After 4th Test Between England and India

ICC WTC 2021-23 Updated Points Table. Two bilateral Test series have taken place in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 so far. India have bagged the top spot in ICC WTC 2021-23 with the highest PCT. On the other hand, England hold the last 4th spot in the points table.

India’s tour of England and Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies are the two series that have taken place in ICC WTC 2021-23. In the India tour of England, India defeated England in the 2nd Test. England won the 3rd Test while India again crushed the hosts in the 4 Test. The 1st Test ended in a draw while the 5th Test was suspended due to Covid-19.

India cricket team
India cricket team. Credits: BCCI

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India have played 4 Tests, winning 2, losing 1 and drawing 1. Hence, they have the highest PCT of 54.17 currently that gives them the peak position in the points table. On the other hand, England have won 1, lost 2 and drawn 1 Test out of the 4 they played. This gives them a PCT of just 29.17.

During Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies, 2 Test matches were played. The hosts won the first Test by 1 wicket while the visitors won the 2nd Test by 109 runs. Hence, both West Indies and Pakistan have won 1 and lost 1 match in ICC WTC 2021-23. This gives them an equal PCT of 50. Below we take a glance at  ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 updated points table.

West Indies vs Pakistan, WTC 2021-23
West Indies vs Pakistan

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.

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England

England lost to India 1-3 in Tests earlier in 2021. Photo- Getty
England lost to India 1-3 in Tests earlier in 2021. Photo- Getty

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.