WTC Standings: The World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 standings witnessed a shake-up after India’s emphatic 106-run victory over England in the second Test at Visakhapatnam. This triumph propelled India to the second position, closing the gap on leaders Australia and putting them in contention for the final.
After a disappointing loss in the series opener, India bounced back in style. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s maiden double hundred and Jasprit Bumrah’s six-wicket haul laid the foundation for a mammoth first-innings total. Shubman Gill’s timely century in the second innings further consolidated India’s dominance. The bowling attack, led by Ashwin and Bumrah, then skittled out England for 162, securing a comprehensive win.
Updated WTC Standings:
This victory propelled India to 38 points with a percentage of 52.77, surpassing South Africa, New Zealand, and Bangladesh, who are all tied on 50%. Australia continues to hold the top spot with 66 points and a percentage of 62.5%. England, on the other hand, slumped to the eighth position with just 21 points, their overrate penalties during the Ashes series proving costly.
The Race Heats Up:
With three matches remaining in the series against England, India has a golden opportunity to solidify their position in the WTC table. However, Australia remains the team to beat, and their upcoming series against South Africa will be crucial. Other teams like South Africa, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka are also in contention, making the WTC race more exciting than ever.
- India’s win over England has injected life into the WTC race.
- The top five teams are separated by a mere 5%, making the competition intense.
- India’s remaining matches against England and Australia’s series against South Africa will be crucial in determining the finalists.
The upcoming matches in the WTC promise to be thrilling encounters, with each team vying for a place in the final. As the battle for the coveted Test mace intensifies, cricket fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see who emerges victorious.
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