How does the World Test Championship table read after India’s first WTC loss?
New Zealand have gone past Sri Lanka and have 120 points to their name now.
Published - Feb 24, 2020 7:10 am | Updated - Feb 24, 2020 7:10 am
India suffered their first loss in the ongoing World Test Championship after winning seven consecutive matches. They went down meekly in the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand in Wellington and were not able to cross the 200-run mark in both their innings. The Kiwis have grabbed the crucial 60 points to take their tally to 120 points after playing six matches in the Test Championship.
They have now won two matches and lost four and are currently at the fifth position in the table. New Zealand went past Sri Lanka with their 100th Test victory who have 80 points. The Kane Williamson-led side will be hoping to win the next Test as well and if they do it, they will climb to the third position trumping Pakistan and England in the process.
India continue to be on the top
Thanks to their winning run prior to the Wellington Test, India have continued to top the World Test Championship points table. They have 360 points to their credit after winning seven out of eight matches and will be keen on getting back to the winning ways in the next game at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Australia are the closest to them who grab 120 points to climb the table by whitewashing New Zealand down under. The Tim Paine-led side has 296 points and are threatening India now to go past them after winning seven out of 10 Test they’ve played. The two Tests which they lost were in the Ashes last year. England and Pakistan are next in the table with 146 and 140 points respectively.
England have lost three matches in the Championship so far (two against Australia and one against South Africa). But their three consecutive wins on South Africa tour have propelled them to the third position while Pakistan have been clinical playing at home and would be hoping to add 60 more points to their kitty when they face Bangladesh in the second Test after the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
South Africa are at the seventh place in the table with just 24 points to their name while West Indies and Bangladesh are yet to open their account after playing two and three matches respectively.
Here’s how the World Test Championship table looks like: