India fell to fifth in the latest World Test Championship (WTC) standings after losing to South Africa by seven wickets in the third Test in Cape Town on Friday.
With four wins, three losses and two draws in nine matches, India’s PCT dropped from 55.21 to 49.07, while South Africa rose from fifth to fourth with a PCT of 66.66. India also lost three championship points due to over-speed slowness.
After beating the New Zealanders 1-0 in a two-match series in December 2021, India host Sri Lanka and Australia at home, and away games in Bangladesh and England, where they have a one-off Test, which was Cancelled in September 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns in the Indian camp.
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Sri Lanka tops the table with two wins from two games after sweeping the West Indies at home. Australia and Pakistan came in second and third, respectively. New Zealand, Bangladesh and the West Indies are sixth, seventh and eighth, while England are bottom of the table with just one win in eight games.
World Trade Center (2021-23) Points Table
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Each team plays six series in the WTC cycle – three home games and three away games – but the number of tests varies. To account for the difference in the total number of tests each team takes, rankings are based on PTC (Percentage of Points Earned). 12 points are awarded for a win, 6 points for a tie, and 4 points each for a tie. One Championship Point is awarded for each team that fails to meet the required overage rate.