Key World Test Championship points up for grab as England, Pakistan prepare for upcoming Test series
England and Pakistan currently hold the third and fifth spot on the WTC points table with 226 and 140 points respectively. The table is topped by India with 360 points.
ICC World Test Championship rankings: England in third position after series win, India remain on top
India lead the table with 360 points and Australia are placed second with 296 points.
As per the current points system, the value for each Test match win in a two-match series is 60 points a game.
Whitewash in New Zealand proof that Kohli & Co have long way to go in long format before living up to team management’s ‘best travellers’ claim
The Indian captain has no doubts that World Test Championship has added a context to the traditional format making the contests more exciting with points on offer.
On Monday, Australia defeated New Zealand by 279 runs in the third and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), whitewashing the visitors 3-0 in the Test series.
India have continued from their early success of a 2-0 win in the West Indies and are now on 240 points after wresting the maximum in both their series.
India, who have 200 points from four games, have a massive 140-point lead over nearest rivals New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the WTC standings.
Coming to the Test championship, the legend feels that the Test championship brings more context to every game and things will heat up in the last six months.