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WTC points table: Updated World Test Championship standings after India v England Ranchi Test

WTC points table: Updated standings afer Ranchi
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

India beat England in Ranchi to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. Here is the updated World Test Championship (WTC) points table after the fourth IND vs ENG Test.

With a five-wicket win at Ranchi, India completed a hat-trick of victories in the series, clinching their 17th successive Test series win at home. With the win, India extended their lead in the second position of the WTC table, behind toppers New Zealand, who currently have the best PCT (75). India have a PCT of 64.58.

For reference, each win hands a team 12 points, while a draw gives four points. In case of a tie, each team receives six points, but a defeat amounts to nothing.

India had lost the opening game, in Hyderabad, but won the next three, in Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, and Ranchi to keep their enviable home record intact. They have now won 17 consecutive Test series on home soil. The win in Rajkot, by 434 runs, was India’s biggest ever in Tests.

India’s win percentage grew from 59.52 to 64.58, which took them further up the table and closer to New Zealand.

For England, the loss meant a drop in their points percentage, which has now fallen below 20. At 19.44, they are now eighth on the table, just above bottom-placed Sri Lanka who do not have any point from their two games.

So far in the 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle, England have won three fixtures out of nine, having played the second-most fixtures (9) in the cycle, after Australia (10).

WTC points table: Updated standings after the IND vs ENG Ranchi Test

The first two teams from the table will meet for the final at Lord’s in 2025. The two teams move to Dharamsala next, the venue for the fifth and final Test.

According to the FTP, England’s next Test assignment are against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, both at home. They will tour Pakistan in October.

India are expected to play Bangladesh and New Zealand, both at home, tentatively scheduled for September and October before a five-match Test series in Australia.

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