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The third edition of the ICC World Test Championship cycle begins with a clash between a resurgent England side and reigning champions Australia, and will end with a Final at Lord's in 2025.

Australia might still be revelling in their triumph over India in the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023 but will have to quickly shift their focus to the next WTC cycle that starts with a clash against arch-rivals England on 16 June.

The five-Test Ashes series will kickstart the World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle that is set to include 68 matches scheduled across 27 series and the third WTC Final to be played at Lord's in 2025.

The nine teams set to participate in the WTC 2023-25 cycle are Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

Each WTC series in the cycle will include two to five Tests, with the nine competing teams each playing six series - three at home, and three away.

The top two teams in the WTC standings will then qualify for the Final at Lord’s.

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Australia topped the standings in the 2021-23 cycle on their way to a first WTC mace, and captain Pat Cummins is confident they can back up the stirring result starting in the series against England.

“It has been a very enjoyable and rewarding journey through this World Test Championship and we very much look forward to the next cycle,” Cummins said.

“It was a goal of ours to reach the Final and the fact we were able to win is a great outcome for the group.

“It’s a great start to our UK tour but there’s plenty of hard work still to be done over the next five Test matches.”

As in the WTC 2021-23 cycle, the England-India Test series will again be contested across five matches, as will the Ashes.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy series between WTC 2023 finalists Australia and India will also be played over five Tests for the first time since 1992.

"We are looking forward to the new cycle of the World Test Championship, and hope we get off to a good start,” England captain Ben Stokes said.

“The Ashes combined with World Test Championship points make it an intriguing series against Australia.

“I am sure fans worldwide will be following the proceedings with eagerness. We are excited for what the English summer holds."

ICC’s General Manager of Cricket Wasim Khan also reiterated how the WTC has been great in enhancing interest in Test cricket.

"The third edition of the ICC World Test Championship begins on Friday with another highly anticipated series between England and Australia," said Khan.

"This championship has invigorated Test match cricket, bringing context for players and fans, and a high level of competitiveness as teams battle it out to be crowned World Test Champions at the end of the two-year cycle."

The nine teams do not necessarily play the same number of matches in the WTC cycle, with the standings determined by the percentage of all possible points earned.

England will feature in the greatest number of Test matches during the WTC cycle with 21, while Australia (19) and India (19) will also line up in regular five-day fixtures.

Each Test included in the World Test Championship has 12 points available for a win, with four awarded to each team for a draw, and six to each team for a tie. No points are earned from a loss, and teams can lose points for slow over rates.

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Under the revised regulations, they were fined five percent of their match fee and one WTC point for every over short.

Australia have been docked 10 WTC points from the recently-concluded Ashes series for a slow over-rate in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, while England lost 19 points combined for falling behind in four of the five Tests.


Teams earn 12 points for a Test win, four points for a draw and no points for a loss in the WTC. Typically, a team needs to bowl 90 overs in a day.

England fell two overs short in the first Test at Edgbaston, nine in the second Test at Lord's, three in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, and five in the last and final Test at The Oval.

The latest changes to the over-rate sanctions in Tests were announced at the ICC Annual Conference in Durban, South Africa on Thursday, 13 July, and were put into effect from the start of the current WTC cycle.

Stokes, Cummins reflect after compelling Ashes series comes to thrilling climax
Australia were handed a 50 percent fine of their match fee (five percent for each over short with a maximum of 50 percent) for 10 overs in Manchester (fourth Test).

England have been fined 10 percent for the first Test, 45 percent for the second, 15 percent for the fourth, and 25 percent for the fifth of their match fee for slow-over rate offences in the first two and the last two Tests respectively.

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England were docked two points for slow over-rate in the first Test, according to the new regulations, which were applied retrospectively from the start of the third edition of the World Test Championship. This penalty supersedes previously announced sanctions.

The closely fought Ashes series ended in a 2-2 draw after England won the last Test by 49 runs on Monday, 31 July. Australia, who had won the previous series, retained the trophy.
 
Very poor over rates this Ashes unfortunately. Australia got a bit lucky with their over rates sanction because innings of less than 80 overs are excluded. England normally bat around 75 overs because they push the run rate. Whereas Australia typically bat at a lesser run rate for 90-100 overs, hence England incurred a punishment for every match. Otherwise it would have been possibly an even larger sanction for Australia than England themselves received.
 
Very poor over rates this Ashes unfortunately. Australia got a bit lucky with their over rates sanction because innings of less than 80 overs are excluded. England normally bat around 75 overs because they push the run rate. Whereas Australia typically bat at a lesser run rate for 90-100 overs, hence England incurred a punishment for every match. Otherwise it would have been possibly an even larger sanction for Australia than England themselves received.
Teams need to be given additional in game punishments for slow over rates. Either through penalty runs or even deduction of wickets when they come to bat.
 
Pakistan and Bangladesh leading the pack with a 100% win record :D

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Good start for BD in this WTC cycle.

They are scheduled to play NZ, South Africa, and Sri Lanka at home. They are scheduled to play Windies, Pakistan, and India away.

Some relatively easier opponents (Sri Lanka and Windies).
 
Pakistan and Bangladesh will end on number 5 and 6 by the end of this world test championship cycle.
 
ICC Test Championship 2023-2025 standings after Bangladesh's Victory over New Zealand in 1st Test.

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Last time prize money was

WTC final winner 1.6 million (Australia)
WTC final runner 800000 (India)
WTC third prize 450000 (SA)
4th prize England 350000
5th prize Srilanka 200000
6th(NZ), 7th (Pak), 8th (WI), 9th (BD) 100000 each.
 
They should have a qualifier game between Afghanistan and #9 (BD currently).

It is not fair for Afghanistan to miss out on WTC.
 
I think aus have the easiest schedule. Apart from India at home which can go either way they have no other tough team.

Nz away has always been a joke vs aus. Mental disintegration.

We have a tough schedule. We aren't beating SA and against aus we fold before the series even starts.

India have it tough too. Away in SA and aus.

Home games seem easy barring England who may be able to fight.
 
England and Australia may be locking the horns, this time around in Wtc final.
 
England and Australia may be locking the horns, this time around in Wtc final.
I think England is gone.
Aus vs SA.
Sa got a easy schedule. All Asian teams at home. India would be a stern test but they will beat us and SL easy.
Away they do well in nz usually and they will beat w.indies. not sure what their record in bangladesh is but they should come away with a win there.
 
I think England is gone.
Aus vs SA.
Sa got a easy schedule. All Asian teams at home. India would be a stern test but they will beat us and SL easy.
Away they do well in nz usually and they will beat w.indies. not sure what their record in bangladesh is but they should come away with a win there.
I think issue will be as SA are playing only 2 test matches everywhere, even if they loose 1 or draw 1 match it will impact them more Percentage wise.
 
The way things are going, I think we may see Australia vs India or Australia vs England in WTC final.

Aussies are looking good to win WTC again.
 
I think aus have the easiest schedule. Apart from India at home which can go either way they have no other tough team.

Nz away has always been a joke vs aus. Mental disintegration.

We have a tough schedule. We aren't beating SA and against aus we fold before the series even starts.

India have it tough too. Away in SA and aus.

Home games seem easy barring England who may be able to fight.
Aus will win at home against India. Losing 3 consecutive times at home against any team will be a bit too much for a team like Aus.
 
Aus final spot should be given based on their schedule. I will say Eng/SA can be other one.

Anyway, it's a joke with one match. I would like to see 3 matches for finals. It's not a knockout or ODI or T20. Test final should be a series.
 
Aus will win at home against India. Losing 3 consecutive times at home against any team will be a bit too much for a team like Aus.
I think 3-1 or 3-2 Aussies this time. But remember no Warner. He retires post Pakistan series. Their other options aren't good. Probably Marsh who is average in tests.
 
I think 3-1 or 3-2 Aussies this time. But remember no Warner. He retires post Pakistan series. Their other options aren't good. Probably Marsh who is average in tests.
I think by that time Gaikwad in place of iyer and pant will be back.it should be a good series atleast. Hopefully Rohit will make way to some good opener due to hamstring issues.
 
The Australia-India final is coming again. WTC final means final so 1 match is what a final means. Not in favor of another series and call it a WTC Final.
 
After the 1-1 result of the Ban v NZ Test series

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India moved up to the top spot of the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after Pakistan slumped to a 360-run loss against Australia in the first Test match in Perth on Sunday. Following the result, India and Pakistan are joint top of the table with a similar PCT (percentage of points) of 66.67 per cent.

Pakistan went into the game with a perfect 100 per cent PCT but the loss meant that although they have 24 points, they share the top spot in the table with India who have 16 points after 2 matches. Pakistan have won two and lost one game in the World Test Championship till now while India have won one and drawn one Test match.

Nathan Lyon took his 500th Test wicket Sunday as Australia dismissed a rattled Pakistan for just 89 to post a thumping 360-run win in the opening Test at Perth.

Pakistan's unlikely bid to win their first Test in Australia since 1995 was left in tatters by the spin king and the home side's formidable pace attack, who wrapped up the game inside four days.

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Chasing 450 for victory, the visitors succumbed meekly with Lyon taking 2-18. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood both grabbed three wickets each.

After being left stranded on 499 after Pakistan's first innings, Lyon finally reached the milestone when he trapped Faheem Ashraf lbw but there was an agonising wait as it went to review.

He then bowled Aamer Jamal in the same over, joining an elite club of just seven other players, including fellow spinners Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka and Australia's Shane Warne.

Australia declared on day four at 233-5 after Pakistan were dismissed for 271 in their first innings, in reply to the hosts' 487.

Skipper Pat Cummins made the call after opener Usman Khawaja was out for a gutsy 90 on a deteriorating pitch after a 126-run partnership with Mitchell Marsh.

Marsh remained unbeaten on 63 after Pakistan had removed Steve Smith and Travis Head early in the day to give themselves hope, which quickly evaporated.

Facing a daunting chase, they got off to a horror start with Abdullah Shafique out for two in the first over, nicking an unplayable Starc ball to Alex Carey behind the stumps.

Captain Shan Masood, in his first Test in charge, did not last much longer, edging to Carey off Hazlewood to leave his team in dire straits at 17-2.

Starc also accounted for Imam-ul-Haq, trapping him lbw for 10, before Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel put up some resistance.
But that crumbled when Azam got an edge to Cummins on 14, with Carey again collecting.

When they returned from tea, Sarfaraz Ahmed lasted just six balls before he was caught by Marsh at gully off Starc, and Agha Salman was needlessly run out.

Lyon then worked his magic before Hazlewood cleaned up the tail.

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Pakistan were penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia in the first Test in Perth.

The visitors were fined 10% of their match fee and two ICC World Test Championship points were deducted from their total.

Pakistan had slipped to No.2 position on the WTC25 standings after a massive 360-run loss in the first Test and the penalty means that their percentage points have dropped from 66.67 to 61.11.

In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined five per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.

In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship playing conditions, a side is penalised one point for each over short. Consequently, two World Test Championship points have been deducted from Pakistan’s points total.

The Emirates ICC Elite Panel Match Referee Javagal Srinath imposed the sanctions after Pakistan were found two overs short after taking time allowances into consideration.

The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Joel Wilson and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Michael Gough and fourth umpire Donovan Koch and Shan Masood, the Pakistan captain, plead guilty to the offence, accepting the given sanctions.

The second Test of the three-match series begins on Boxing Day in Melbourne, while the third Test will be played from 3 to 7 January in Sydney.

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After Pakistan's defeat in the 1st Test against Australia, Pakistan has slipped to the 2nd spot.

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India have been penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.

Rohit Sharma's side has been docked two crucial ICC World Test Championship points in the opening Test against South Africa for bowling two overs short and has also been fined 10% of their match fee.

Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after India were ruled to be two overs short of the target.

After the Test loss, India found themselves at No.5 with 16 points from three Tests and a points percentage of 44.44.

However, the deduction of points for the slow-over rate further weakens India's position in the standings, causing them to slip below Australia to No.6, with 14 points and a points percentage of 38.89.


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The champions of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle dominated the charts this year with some stellar individual performances.

Australia were crowned the 2023 World Test Championship winners, after beating India in the final by 209 runs earlier this year at The Oval. Not only in the final, but the Australian players put up impressive performances throughout the year. Let's take a look at some of the Test numbers starting with the top run-getters.

The Aussies occupied the top four spots in the run-getters chart with Usman Khawaja finishing 2023 with the most number of runs.

Top 10 run-scorers in Men's Tests in 2023:

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson scored the most centuries in 2023 with four, followed by three each from Bangladesh's Najmul Shanto, Australia's Usman Khawaja, and Steve Smith.

Top individual scores in an innings in 2023:

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In the bowling list, the top wicket-taker spot was also held by an Australian, with a total of four Aussies securing spots within the top 10.

Top 10 wicket-takers in Men's Tests in 2023:

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Top five bowling figures in an innings in 2023:

PlayerOversMaidensRunsWicketsEconomyOpposition
Nathan Lyon (AUS)23.316482.72vs India in Indore
Gudakesh Motie (WI)14.543772.49vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
Ravindra Jadeja (IND)12.114273.45vs Australia in Delhi
Prabath Jayasuriya (SL)23.0105272.26vs Ireland in Galle
Noman Ali (PAK)23.087073.04vs Sri Lanka in Colombo


Australia keeper-batter Alex Carey scored crucial runs and was neat behind the stumps in the ICC World Test Championship Final 2023

Most Test dismissals by a wicket-keeper in 2023:

PlayerMatchesDismissalsCatchesStumpings
Alex Carey (AUS)13544410
Joshua Da Sliva (WI)631292
Jonny Bairstow (ENG)630291
Tom Blundell (NZ)729227
Sarfaraz Ahmed (PAK)414131

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India pip South Africa to top the WTC25 standings

The two-match Test series between India and South Africa concluded with the two teams sharing the spoils with a win each.

After the win in their opening match of the series, South Africa were positioned at the top of the WTC25 standings. The loss meant their win percentage fell down to 50%, the same as New Zealand, Australia, and Bangladesh.

With the Proteas leading the series with an unassailable 1-0 lead, India needed to bounce back in their only opportunity. The visitors had a riveting first day of the second Test as they bowled South Africa out for 55. However, after getting a decent start to their innings, India's batting line-up imploded in a bizarre fashion collapsing from 153/4 to 153 all out.

Despite faltering, India's bowling resumed from where they had left off in the first innings. This time it was the Jasprit Bumrah show that headlined the second innings as he picked up a five-wicket haul that helped the visitors restrict South Africa to 176. If not for a sensational hundred from Aiden Markram, the hosts would have been in dire straits.

India batters came out with a positive start and wrapped their 79-run chase within 12 overs to secure their second win of the current WTC cycle. However, they did lose three batters in the process.

This was also the shortest completed Test in terms of number of balls bowled, breaking a longstanding record 92-year-old record. It only took 642 balls for the Test to complete with a result, beating the 656-ball record in a Australia v South Africa Test in 1932.

Still early days in the WTC25 cycle as India will look to grab more points in their upcoming home Test series against England where they will compete in five matches, starting 25 January.

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Australia top World Test Championship standings with series sweep over Pakistan

The formidable Aussies have surpassed India in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 standings after their convincing eight-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Sydney Test

After a triumphant 2023, during which Pat Cummins' team secured two significant ICC titles – the World Test Championship Final and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup – Australia continue to showcase their dominance in 2024.

In the New Year's Test at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, the hosts secured a resounding eight-wicket victory over Pakistan, completing a 3-0 series sweep and ascending to the top of the World Test Championship standings.

The side also topped the MRF Tyres ICC Men's Test Team Rankings charts, following India's 1-1 series draw in South Africa, on Friday, 5 January.

Australia are now No.1 on the WTC table with 56.25 percentage points, overtaking India, who are now second-ranked with 54.16 percentage points.

Pakistan meanwhile at No.6, experienced a significant decrease in percentage points – from 45.83 before the SCG Test to 36.66 after the defeat.

The visitors made a competitive first-innings score of 313 after opting to bat with Mohammad Rizwan (88), Agha Salman (53), and No.9 Aamer Jamal (82) making important fifties.

In response, they bowled Australia out for 299 courtesy of Jamal's attack with the ball, returning impressive figures of 6/69. Pakistan had a slight edge over the hosts going into the second innings with a thin lead of 14 runs.

However, Pakistan's second innings at the crease dramatically altered the course of the game. The Australian bowlers bowled them out for a modest 115, with Saim Ayub top-scoring with a 33. Josh Hazlewood led the attack with 4/16 and was well complemented by experienced spinner Nathan Lyon (3/36).

The hosts chased down the target in just 25.5 overs, with Warner and Marnus Labuschagne contributing with match-winning fifties, on day four.

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This tournament is South Africa's golden chance to make a first appearance in WTC Final considering they have the easiest schedule. Pakistan also has an easier schedule but the two away series are/were challenging ones and roadblocker for a place in Finals.

The schedule is tougher for the likes of New Zealand or England. Hence, the likely contenders for WTC Final are Australia, India, South Africa and Pakistan( assuming they fare well vs SA away and England home).
 
Pakistan has slipped to 6th place in the World Test Championship 2023-2025 points table after a humiliating whitewash (3-0) against Australia. I guess there's no chance for Pakistan to qualify for the finals.

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Pakistan has slipped to 6th place in the World Test Championship 2023-2025 points table after a humiliating whitewash (3-0) against Australia. I guess there's no chance for Pakistan to qualify for the finals.

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Pakistan is back to its normal place I guess. Started at the top and might finish at the bottom of this WTC cycle.
 
Mark Butcher believes that the World Test Championship has done more harm than good for Test cricket:


“One of the things that’s made this even more inevitable is something that they’ve done to try to salvage Test match cricket, which is the World Test Championship,”

“The point is that your bilateral series have to capture the imagination of the fans and the players of the two countries that are playing in it, and then the wider cricket watching public. And the only way they are that is if they are competitive. And that’s how it always was.

“Test match series were and Test matches in and of themselves, single games, were important events. The idea that you widen the whole thing out to sort of span three years and blah blah blah, some series are worth this, some series are worth that, some teams can’t be asked this week – it makes it even more nebulous. The only effort that’s been made to kind of try and keep it relevant, I think, has made it worse.”

“I don’t know, in all of the wrong places the effort has been made. And the places where it might actually have made a difference, i.e., levelling up revenues for TV rights, allowing countries to be able to keep hold of their best players, allowing them to be able to pay a universal standard of money for Test match appearances and whatever and then allow the richer boards to pay their players whatever they want to on top of that – I have no issue with any of that stuff. But this is just a surrender, if you ask me. It’s been a slow moving car crash up to now and now it’s kind of like, bang – impact has been made.”
 
After today's vicotry of Australia over West Indies, this is how the standings look like in the WTC cycle.

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Watch out for the Windies!

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Updated WTC Points Table: What 28-Run Loss Against England In Hyderabad Test Means For India​


The Indian cricket team slipped by mulitple positions in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after losing to England in the first Test match.


The Indian cricket team slumped to the fifth position in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after losing to England in the first Test match in Hyderabad on Sunday. India dominated major parts of the match but a brilliant innings from Ollie Pope and a seven-wicket haul from Tom Hartley clinched the victory for the visitors. Following the loss, India have just two wins from their five matches in the WTC and a PCT of 43.33. That puts them behind the likes of South Africa, New Zealand and Bangladesh. Australia top the list with a PCT of 55 despite losing the second Test against West Indies in Gabba.

Debutant spinner Tom Hartley took seven wickets as England pulled off a dramatic 28-run upset win over India marked by a stellar batting performance by Ollie Pope in the opening Test on Sunday.

"Since I've taken the captaincy on... it's 100 percent our greatest victory," England skipper Ben Stokes said.

Chasing 231 for victory, India were bowled out for 202 in the final over of an extended third session of play on the fourth day in Hyderabad, as Hartley got Mohammed Siraj stumped with his left-arm spin to trigger celebrations from the England camp.

Pope stood out with his 196 to bring England bouncing back from being 190 behind at the start of their second innings to lead the five-match series 1-0.

Hartley, who got his five-wicket haul after he bowled wicketkeeper-batsman K.S. Bharat, kept coming back to return figures of 7-62 and a match tally of nine wickets.

It's unbelievable," Hartley said after the match, adding that the win was "not going to sink in" for some time.

"I'm over the moon," he added.

India came into the high-profile encounter as favourites on home soil, with an unbeaten Test series record since 2012 when Alastair Cook's England beat them 2-1.

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India surge up WTC25 standings after victory in Vizag. India levelled the series in the second Test against England with a 106-run victory over England in Visakhapatnam.

Following a remarkable victory over England, India has reclaimed the second position in the ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 standings, closing the gap behind table-toppers Australia.

A rare setback in the opening Test in Hyderabad had previously seen India slip from second to fifth place.

However, their recent triumph has propelled them back up the rankings, pushing their point percentage to 52.77. The top half of the table remains highly competitive, with five teams separated by a mere 5% in point percentage.

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India were under the pump coming into the second Test match and they delivered an outstanding performance. Yashasvi Jaiswal played a pivotal role with the bat, scoring a double-century in the first innings and steering India to a total of 396.

Jasprit Bumrah's exceptional bowling display became the highlight of the match as he claimed a six-wicket haul, dismantling the English lineup and restricting them to 253.

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New World Test Championship leaders following easy New Zealand triumph

2021 World Test Championship winners move to the top of the standings as South Africa fall to seventh.

Inaugural ICC World Test Championship winners New Zealand have boosted their chances of appearing at next year's final by moving to the top of the standings with a comprehensive 281-run victory over South Africa on Wednesday.

The Kiwis dominated the Mount Maunganui contest to cruise to victory late on the fourth day and in the process moved ahead of the finalists from the second edition in Australia and India, and now sit top of the current standings with a 66.66 percent points percentage.

New Zealand have only played three Tests during this current World Test Championship cycle, with a 1-1 drawn series in Bangladesh towards the end of last year coupled with a victory over the Proteas in the first Test at home ensuring the 2021 champions claim top place on the standings.

Last year's champions Australia drop to second following the result at Bay Oval, with India falling to third and South Africa plunging back to seventh and below fourth-placed Bangladesh, Pakistan in fifth and the West Indies in sixth.

A superb double century from Rachin Ravindra and a pair of tons from Kane Williamson saw New Zealand dominate the match with the bat, while pacer Kyle Jamieson and spinner Mitchell Santner each collected six wickets for the match against a disappointing South Africa outfit.

The teams will be back in action when the second Test gets underway in Hamilton from February 13.

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Another Australia, New Zealand final in WTC? Still a lot of time left but in the end, I think it will be Australia, India and New Zealand to fight for the finals.

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Another Australia, New Zealand final in WTC? Still a lot of time left but in the end, I think it will be Australia, India and New Zealand to fight for the finals.

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Another ?? When was last they clashed in final of WTC ??
 
After the victory in the 2nd test against South Africa, New Zealand grabs the top spot in the latest ICC World Test Championship standings.

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In what was a typical Indian performance at home, the Rohit Sharma-led side razed through England batting line-up in just over three hours to bring an end to the third Test in Rajkot inside four days. In doing so, India won by 434 runs, their biggest ever Test win in terms of run-margin.

India are now 2nd in the WTC points table

England have slipped to the 8th spot

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As long as Stokes is captain England is not getting there as they lost a lot of points due to over-rate penalty. He is changing field every ball. It takes awful lot of time to complete one over.
 
England will jump up the table during their home summer as other sides have done, they’ve got six very winnable Tests coming up.
 
NZ's farcical series against an SA club XI and the records should be expunged.

Either that, or South Africa should be promptly excused from the competition. Zimbabwe, Ireland and Afghanistan aren’t in it after all.
 

India consolidate second spot in WTC25 standings after clinching series against England in Ranchi​

India took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series with a hard-fought five-wicket win in the fourth Test in Ranchi.​


Resisting England's spirited fightback, India secured a five-wicket victory in the fourth Test and claimed the series.

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Currently occupying the second spot, India’s point-percentage jumped from 59.52 to 64.58 after their five-wicket win to further extend the gap from Australia (55%) and Bangladesh (50%). England, on the other hand, languish at eighth with 19.44%, just a spot off the bottom from Sri Lanka, who are yet to open their account.

It was a tug of war on the fourth day of the Test but in the end, the partnership of Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Like most of the series, the fourth Test between India and England was a topsy-turvy affair. Debutant Akash Deep blew England away early on Day 1 before Joe Root, ditching the Bazball approach, held the fort with his 31st Test century and propelled the team to 35.

In reply, Shoaib Bashir’s brilliant spell had India on the ropes but Dhruv Jurel, in only his second Test, displayed the temperament of a veteran by scoring a gritty 90. He formed crucial partnerships with the lower order, bringing India within 46 runs of England's first-innings total.

As the pitch exhibited unpredictable bounce and spin, India entrusted the opening bowling duties to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin claimed early wickets and secured his 35th five-wicket haul, matching Anil Kumble's record for the most five-wicket hauls by an Indian in Test cricket. Kuldeep Yadav also impressed, contributing to England's collapse for 145 runs and setting India a target of 192.

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India consolidate second spot in WTC25 standings after clinching series against England in Ranchi​

India took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series with a hard-fought five-wicket win in the fourth Test in Ranchi.​


Resisting England's spirited fightback, India secured a five-wicket victory in the fourth Test and claimed the series.

WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS​

Currently occupying the second spot, India’s point-percentage jumped from 59.52 to 64.58 after their five-wicket win to further extend the gap from Australia (55%) and Bangladesh (50%). England, on the other hand, languish at eighth with 19.44%, just a spot off the bottom from Sri Lanka, who are yet to open their account.

It was a tug of war on the fourth day of the Test but in the end, the partnership of Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel proved to be the difference between the two sides.

Like most of the series, the fourth Test between India and England was a topsy-turvy affair. Debutant Akash Deep blew England away early on Day 1 before Joe Root, ditching the Bazball approach, held the fort with his 31st Test century and propelled the team to 35.

In reply, Shoaib Bashir’s brilliant spell had India on the ropes but Dhruv Jurel, in only his second Test, displayed the temperament of a veteran by scoring a gritty 90. He formed crucial partnerships with the lower order, bringing India within 46 runs of England's first-innings total.

As the pitch exhibited unpredictable bounce and spin, India entrusted the opening bowling duties to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Ashwin claimed early wickets and secured his 35th five-wicket haul, matching Anil Kumble's record for the most five-wicket hauls by an Indian in Test cricket. Kuldeep Yadav also impressed, contributing to England's collapse for 145 runs and setting India a target of 192.

Source: ICC
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England will jump up the table during their home summer as other sides have done, they’ve got six very winnable Tests coming up.
As long as Stokes is captain they are not going to jump anywhere lol The amount of time he takes to set fields each ball will definitely end up costing him points.
 
As long as Stokes is captain they are not going to jump anywhere lol The amount of time he takes to set fields each ball will definitely end up costing him points.

Lol. Fair point. Although he hasn’t had any deductions this series I don’t think. There is also a bye on over rates if the innings lasts less than 80 overs, which it often will in English conditions.
 
Can India reach 3rd Finals?

West Indies who were such a dominant team reached 3 finals of ODI World Cup.

India can do it by reaching 3 finals of World Test Championship.
 
I think they calculate after the series. I am not sure. NZ is not getting there for sure. THey fluked test win against SA.

It is calculated after every match. IND vs Eng is getting calculated.

One thing is for sure, there are only two top class cricket nations going around - India and Australia. Rest are basically as good as minnows. There is no point of scheduling these home and away cycles. All they can do is let India and Australia play the WTC Finals.
 
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India move to the top of the World Test Championship standings

The two-time finalists have ascended to the pole position in the ICC World Test Championship standings as New Zealand slipped to No.2 following their Wellington defeat to Australia.

Before the start of the Wellington Test, New Zealand were sitting at the top of the table with 36 points in four games and a points percentage of 75.

Following their massive 172-run defeat, the 2021 WTC champions lost the top spot, slipping to the No.2 position with a points percentage of 60.

India, who were at No.2 with 62 points in 8 matches, replaced them at the top with a stronger points percentage of 64.58.

Australia, meanwhile, further consolidated their No.3 spot with a brilliant win over the Blackcaps, well scripted by their ace spinner Nathan Lyon’s six-wicket haul in the fourth innings on Day 4.

The Aussies remain in the third position, gaining 12 crucial points with the win in Wellington, taking their points tally from 66 to 78.

Their points percentage has also increased from 55 to now 59.09. The 2023 champions have the opportunity to surpass New Zealand and move up to the second spot if they win the second and final Test of the ongoing series against their Trans-Tasman rivals.

Australia can also climb to to the top spot if England beat India in the Dharamsala Test which starts from 7 March.

The two teams will next meet in Christchurch, with the final Test set to commence on 8 March.

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