India cemented their stronghold over the second spot of the ICC World Test Championships 2023-25 standings after beating England by five wickets in the Ranchi Test on February 26. This win also meant India have bagged the series 3-1 with one match remaining. New Zealand continue to occupy the top spot on the points table after beating South Africa 2-0 and they are followed by India and Australia in the second and third spots. Bangladesh are fourth. England following this defeat, find themselves in the eighth spot. The top two teams qualify for the WTC final. Let us take a look at the updated standings below. ICC Announces Equal Prize Money for Men’s and Women’s Teams Competing in International Cricket Council Events.

For every victory, a team is awarded 12 points, while a tie would fetch six points each. In case of a draw, it is four points to both teams. It has to be kept in mind that teams would be ranked based on PCT and not on points. Australia are the reigning World Test Champions, having won the title with a dominant victory over India in the final in June this year. Pakistan Cricket Board Signs Champions Trophy 2025 Hosting Rights Agreement With ICC.

ICC WTC 2023-2025 Points Table

New Zealand 4 3 1 0 0 36 75.00
India 8 5 2 1 -2 62 64.58
Australia 10 6 3 1 10 66 55.00
Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 12 50.00
Pakistan 5 2 3 0 -2 22 36.66
West Indies 4 1 2 1 0 16 33.33
South Africa 4 1 3 0 0 12 25.00
England 9 3 5 0 -19 21 19.44
Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 0 0 00.00

(Updated after IND vs ENG 4th Test 2024)

(Abbreviations: M: Matches, W: Won, L: Lost, D: Draw, PT: Points, PD: Points Deduction, PCT: Point Percentage)

India is the only team to reach both the WTC finals so far but have failed to win the title even once. New Zealand are the inaugural World Test Champions. At the moment, India are the top-ranked side in Test cricket, with a rating point of 118. Australia follow the Men in Blue with the same rating point and England and South Africa are third and fourth in this list.

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