India Drop Below Pakistan in WTC Points Table After being penalized two points by the ICC for slow over-rate during its seven-wicket defeat against England in the Edgbaston Test. The ICC has announced that India has been fined 40% of its match fee for offenses.
Team India, led by Jaspreet Bumrah, missed their first Test series win on English soil in 15 years as they suffered a 7-wicket defeat to Ben Stokes’ England in the fifth and final Test of the series in Edgbaston.
India is currently fourth in the WTC points table:
India is currently fourth in the points table with six wins, four losses, and two draws. After the 5th Test against England, India is at 75 points with a PCT of 52.08 percent, just below Pakistan’s PCT of 52.38 percent.
Australia is currently ranked first in the WTC 2023 points table and South Africa is ranked second. Pakistan and West Indies are in third and fifth place respectively followed by Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand, and Bangladesh.
England successfully chased 378 runs in the 4th innings:
After showing dominance for the past three and a half days England won the 5th Test match by 7 wickets depending on Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow’s century in the 4th innings. A successful chase of 378 runs is also England’s highest chase in the history of Test cricket.
This is England’s fourth straight win on home soil under the leadership of their new captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum. And it is the third straight loss of India in an away Test match under head coach Rahul Dravid.
There are still six games left for India in this WTC cycle – four against Australia in early 2023 and two against Bangladesh later this year.
To reach the final of the 2021-2023 World Test Championship, India will have to win all these 6 matches.