India, led by Rohit Sharma, lost the first two WTC final matches to New Zealand and Australia. India dropped to second place in the 2023–25 World Test Championship cycle after a draw against the West Indies. India’s win-loss ratio suffered from the tie, dropping from 100 to 66.67. Pakistan leads the table, while Australia is currently in third place.
After a draw with WI, India drops to second in the WTC standings
With a 100% win-loss record, Pakistan is now the only team in the lead. Last week Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets.
World Test Championship (WTC)
Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, lost the first two World Test Championship (WTC) final matches to New Zealand and Australia. India dropped to second place in the current standings of the new 2023–25 World Test Championship (WTC) cycle after the second Test against the West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, concluded in a scoreless draw due to rain on the final day.
India defeated West Indies by 1-0
India appeared to win the second Test after the West Indies fell behind by 289 runs after the fourth day of play, giving them a 1-0 series lead after two games. India won the Caribbean series for the fifth time in a row. West Indies haven’t upset them in a test match in 21 years.
India’s win-loss ratio
Even though India defeated the West Indies by a score of 1-0. The draw means that instead of the potential 24 points from two victories, they only received 16 points. However, after the final day rained out, India had to accept a share of the spoils. India’s win-loss ratio suffered from the draw, falling from 100 to 66.67.
Pakistan currently leads the table
Pakistan now has the opportunity to extend its lead over the competition by defeating Sri Lanka 2-0. The second Test will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. The team led by Babar Azam won the opening Test in Galle by four wickets.
Defending WTC champion is in third position
With 26 points after two victories, one defeat, and one tie in the Ashes 2023 series against England, defending WTC champions Australia are currently in third place. A rainy draw in Manchester last week prevented England from regaining the Ashes, and they are currently in fourth place with 14 points after 4 Test matches.
The standings of the current WTC championship
The draw against India helped West Indies improve their win-loss ratio to 16.67 and move to fifth place, while Sri Lanka are ninth.
The new 2023–25 World Test Championship cycle, which started last month, has yet to feature teams like New Zealand, South Africa, and Bangladesh.