Australia leading as we look at the updated points table standings for the World Test Championship 2021-23 ahead of the India vs Bangladesh Test series.
The World Test Championship 2021-23 has entered the final frontier with all teams having played at least 4 Test series. The Australian team is currently leading the points table with a PCT of 75%. Whereas South Africa, Sri Lanka, and India are following them with a PCT of 60%, 53.3%, and 52.1% respectively.
The recently concluded second Test match between Pakistan and England saw England overtaking Pakistan with back-to-back Test wins. With 2 wins in 2 games at Pakistan’s home den, England are now fifth in the points table with a PCT of 44.45%. Unfortunately, both England and Pakistan are already out of the WTC 2021-23 final race.
The action now heads to the Bangladesh vs India Test series where India would be eyeing a 2-0 series win to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the WTC final. Given the scenario, India can at max afford a loss from the upcoming six matches, and they would hope they don’t have to face any loss going forward.
Talking about the pending schedule, each team now has at max 2 series left. With only 4 teams now left in the qualification probability for the World Test Championship, let’s look at the pending schedule of the top 4 teams for the remainder of the WTC 2021-23.
India have two series left in the WTC 2021-23 cycle. One is the 2-match away series vs Bangladesh. Whereas the other is the 4-match home series vs Australia. With India currently at a PCT of 52.1%, India can at max get to a PCT of 68.1% if they win all games.
Australia also have two series in the WTC 21-23 cycle. One is the 3-match home series vs South Africa and the other is the 4-match Away series vs India. Australia are comfortably sitting at the top of the table with a PCT of 75%. With 7 wins from 7 games, Australia can at max get to a PCT of 84.2%.
South Africa have two series left in the current WTC cycle. One is the 3-match away series vs Australia and the other is the 2-match home series vs West Indies. South Africa are currently second with a PCT of 60%. 5 wins from 5 games shall take them to a PCT of 73.3%.
Finally, Sri Lanka have only one 2-match away series left vs New Zealand. Sri Lanka are currently third with a PCT of 53.3%. Two wins from two games will take them to a PCT of 61.1%.
So, that’s about the updated World Test Championship 2021-23 Points Table. India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and India are in the 4-way to qualify for the final of WTC 22021-23.
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