ICC Test Championship: England Jumps to 3rd Spot; South Africa Slips to 7th Position
As the Test series between South Africa and England team has ended, the rankings on the points table of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2019-21 has also witnessed a change. With England winning the Test series by 3-1, they are placed third after India and Australia.
India is topping with charts with 300 points, whereas Australia claimed 296 points.
South Africa lost the home series against the visiting side England with the scoreline of 1-3. This defeat is considered a major setback for the Proteas. Also, their six points were deducted because of the slow over-rate against England in the last Test match in Johannesburg. Thus, with 24 points, Faf du Plessis-led side is at No. 7 among the nine countries.
In seven games, Proteas has lost as many as six matches in the seven Tests played under WTC.
World Test Championship: England at No.3:
Joe Root-led side has made massive progress in the WTC which has brought them back in the competition. After facing defeat against New Zealand, England registered the comfortable win over South Africa. Having played nine games in Test Championship, they have won five games and lost three.
Tim Paine-led team is the second-best in this championship. They are the only team who have played ten games so far and out of which, they have won seven, lost twice with one match ending in a draw.
On the other hand, the No.1 ranked Test team India has played seven games and won all of them which is the most wins by any side in this format.
Meanwhile, India will play the next Test series against New Zealand. Team India will play Two-match Test series against the Kiwis scheduled from 21st February.
Here’s the points table for the ICC Test Championship:
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