India's rank in WTC points table: The third test match of IND vs ENG test series is going to start from 15th February (Thursday) in Rajkot. As the ongoing IND vs ENG Test series is tied at 1-1, hosts India are determined to gain a significant lead in the series. The result of the IND vs ENG third Test is important not only for the ongoing Test series but also for the World Test Championship (WTC) points table, which increases the importance of this match.
As per the ICC format for the World Test Championship 2023-2025, the top two teams will compete in the title match, which will motivate all teams to strive for the top spot. Currently, New Zealand is at the first position, followed by Australia at the second position.
Rohit Sharma-led India are currently ranked third in the World Test Championship 2023-2025 cycle. The upcoming IND vs ENG Rajkot Test match provides an opportunity for hosts India to improve their position in the WTC standings and boost their chances of reaching the prestigious title clash.
In the current World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle, India has participated in 6 Tests so far, winning 3 and drawing 1. As a result, India's current winning percentage is 52.77.
If India beats England in the IND vs ENG 3rd Test, their win percentage will increase significantly, leaving them behind Australia (currently No. 2) to move up to second place in the WTC points table with a 55% win percentage. Will reach. However, India will still lag behind New Zealand in the rankings. Alternatively, even if the IND vs ENG 3rd Test match ends in a draw, India could still overtake Australia in the rankings.
How can India reach the number one position in the ICC World Test Championship points table?
To overtake New Zealand and reach the number one rank in the World Test Championship standings, India will need to achieve a high win percentage. Currently, New Zealand is at the top position. To overtake the Kiwis, India will ideally have to win two more Test matches against England, which will significantly increase their win percentage.
New Zealand's ongoing Test series against South Africa also presents an opportunity for India. If New Zealand, leading the two-match Test series 1-0, lose their upcoming second Test against South Africa, and India win the IND vs ENG third Test in Rajkot, then the Rohit Sharma-led side could potentially Can reach the top position in World Test. Championship standings.