ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 1st Test Between England And India
ICC World Test Championship 2021-23: Updated Points Table After 1st Test Between England And India

World Test Championship 2021-23 Updated Points Table. Indian team enjoys the top spot in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. India have the highest PCT of 54.17. After India, Pakistan come on the 2nd spot with a PCT of 50.

West Indies also have a PCT of 50 but they take the 3rd spot in the ICC WTC 2021-23 points table. England are placed on the 4th spot with a PCT of 29.17. So far, only these 4 teams have played matches in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.

West Indies and Pakistan played two Tests between each other in August. The hosts West Indies won the 1st Test by 1 wicket in a thrilling manner. Later, Pakistan made a strong comeback in the 2nd game, winning the match by 109 runs. As a result, the series ended in a draw 1-1.

Pakistan cricket team
Paksitan cricket team won by 109 runs against West Indies in the second Test. Credits: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)

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During England vs India 2021 Test series, the first Test ended in a draw. India won the 2nd Test by 151 runs. Later, England won the 3rd Test by an innings and 76 runs. In the 4th Test, India emerged victorious by 157 runs to gain a 2-1 lead. The 5th Test was suspended due to Covid-19.

India vs England
India vs England (Image Credit: Twitter)

Since Pakistan and West Indies have won 1 match and lost 1 in ICC WTC 2021-23, they both have a PCT of 50. India, with 2 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, earned a PCT of 54.17. England have won 1 match, lost 2, and drawn 1 so they have a PCT of 29.17. Below, let us take a look at World Test Championship 2021-23 updated points table.

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. Also Read: Imran Khan Is One Of The Greatest Captains The Game Has Seen- Ravi Shastri

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. Also Read: India Are Favourites To Lift 2021-23 World Test Championship, Opines Brad Hogg

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.