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WTC Standing : India Climbs to Second Place with Win over England

India's victory over England has propelled them to second place in the World Test Championship standings. Read on for more updates about the current rankings and matches.

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The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is an exciting tournament that showcases the supremacy of Test cricket. The tournament features the top nine cricketing nations competing for the championship title. In a recent match, India secured a remarkable victory over England, propelling them to the second position in the WTC table

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The Record-Breaking Test in Rajkot

India's third Test against England in Rajkot was truly historic. The home team dominated the match, eventually winning by a massive margin of 434 runs. This remarkable victory not only gave India a 2-1 lead in the five-match series but also propelled them to the second spot in the WTC table.

India's Performance in the Test

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India's performance in the Rajkot Test was exceptional. They displayed their batting prowess by compiling a mammoth total of 445 runs, thanks to brilliant centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. England's Mark Wood starred with the ball, taking four wickets for 114 runs. In reply, England managed to score 319 runs, with opener Ben Duckett scoring a valiant 153. India then declared their second innings at 430/4, with Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring an unbeaten 214 and Shubman Gill contributing 91 runs. England faltered in their fourth innings, folding on Day 4 and handing India a resounding victory.

India's Rise in the WTC Table

India's victory in the Rajkot Test propelled them to the second position in the 2023-25 ICC WTC points table. With this win, India has now won four out of their seven matches in the current cycle. They have accumulated 50 points, boasting a healthy points percentage of 59.52. This exceptional performance helped India surpass Australia in the WTC standings, climbing up from fifth place. Their consecutive wins against England have been instrumental in their rise through the ranks.

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New Zealand's Dominance

While India's rise in the table is noteworthy, New Zealand continues to dominate the WTC standings. The Kiwis recently whitewashed South Africa 2-0 in a home series, solidifying their position at the top. With 36 points and a points percentage of 75, New Zealand has won three out of four matches, with one ending in a draw. Their first win against South Africa pushed them past Australia, making them the team to beat in the tournament.

Australia Slips to Third Place

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Before New Zealand's triumph, Australia held the top spot in the WTC standings. However, after losing the second Test (Day/Night) to the West Indies, Australia dropped down to the third position. Despite their previous 3-0 victory over Pakistan, Australia's recent defeat impacted their ranking. With six wins, three losses, and one draw in ten Test matches, they currently have 66 points and a points percentage of 55%.

England's Struggles

England's journey in the WTC has been disappointing so far. After losing the Visakhapatnam Test against India, they fell to the seventh position in the standings. With another defeat in the Rajkot Test, they now languish in eighth place with just 21 points and a points percentage of 21.88. England has lost four out of eight Tests in the current cycle, and their performance needs significant improvement if they are to climb back up the table. Their recent 2-2 draw in the Ashes underscores their inconsistency in the tournament.

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The Positions of Pakistan and West Indies

Pakistan currently holds the fifth position in the WTC standings with 22 points and a points percentage of 36.66%. They have secured two wins and suffered three defeats in the current cycle. On the other hand, the West Indies is in sixth place with 16 points and a points percentage of 33.33%. Their recent 1-1 series draw against Australia, including a remarkable win in Brisbane, boosted their position in the tournament.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's Performances

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Bangladesh occupies the fourth spot in the WTC table with 12 points and a points percentage of 50%. They have recorded one win and one defeat in the current cycle. However, Sri Lanka's performance has been disappointing as they are yet to secure a single point in the tournament. With two losses in as many Tests, they are currently at the bottom of the standings.

Also Read ICC World Test Championship 2023-25: Standings, Points Table, and Format

Conclusion

India's resounding victory over England in the Rajkot Test has propelled them to the second position in the ICC World Test Championship. With their exceptional performance, India has surpassed Australia in the WTC standings. However, New Zealand remains the team to beat, holding the top spot with their dominant performances. As the tournament progresses, fans will eagerly watch the teams battle it out for the coveted title of WTC champions.

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