After Australia beats New Zealand, India climbs to the top spot in the WTC standings

Two-time finalists The Indian cricket team jumped to the top of the World Test Championship standings, replacing New Zealand in the latest rankings issued on Sunday.
India defeated England by five wickets in the fourth Test in Ranchi to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series, replacing the Kiwis with a stronger points percentage of 64.58.
With five victories, two losses, and one draw, India has 62 points in eight matches, while the Black Caps have 36 from five matches and a point percentage of 60.00.
Before the start of the Wellington Test, New Zealand was sitting at the top of the table with 36 points in four games and a points percentage of 75.
But following their massive defeat of 172 runs, the 2021 WTC champions lost the top spot, slipping to the No. 2 position with a points percentage of 60.
Third-placed Australia has closed on the gap after the Wellington Test, gaining 12 crucial points as it now has 78 points from 11 matches. Its point percentage has also increased from 55 to 59.09.
India, meanwhile, takes on England in the final match of the five-test series in Dharamsala on March 7. Australia can climb to the top spot if England beat India in the Dharamsala Test.

Mar 3, 2024 8:46 AM