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

India hold the top spot in WTC 2021-23 points table with the highest PCT (Percentage of Points) of 54.17. Pakistan come next with a PCT of 50, followed by West Indies with an equal PCT. England are situated on the last spot with the lowest PCT of 29.17.

Teams are ranked in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table on the basis of PCT, which is calculated on the basis of the number of matches won out of the total number of matches played. During the India tour of England, a total of 4 Tests took place.

Indian cricket team.
Indian cricket team. Credits: BCCI

The England vs India 1st Test ended in a draw. India won the 2nd Test at Lord’s by 151 runs. England bounced back in the 3rd Test winning by an innings and 76 runs. Later, India won the 4th Test by 157 runs. The 5th Test was suspended due to Covid-19.

India have played 4 matches in ICC WTC 2021-23 so far, out of which they won 2, lost 1 and draw 1. Hence, they have a PCT of 54.17. England, on the other hand, have also played 4 matches. However, they have won 1 match and lost 2, while 1 ended in a draw. Hence, they have a PCT of 29.17.

West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test
West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test (Image Credit: Twitter)

Talking about West Indies and Pakistan, both the teams played 2 Test against each other in ICC WTC 2021-23. West Indies won the 1st Test by 1 wicket while Pakistan won the 2nd Test by 109 runs. Hence, both the teams have won 1 match and lost 1 out of 2. This gives them a PCT of 50. Below, let us take a look at WTC 2021-23 points table and the points and PCT distribution system in the tournament.

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ICC WTC 2021-23 Updated Points Table

TeamsPCT (%)PointsMatchesSeriesPenalty Overs
   WonLostDrawn  
India54.17262111*2
Pakistan50121101
West Indies50121101
England29.17141211*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 matchPercentage of points* (PCT)
Win12100
Tie650
Draw433.33
Loss00

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

Matches in seriesTotal points available
224
336
448
560

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.