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Here’s why India slips down below Pakistan after losing 2 points in the WTC points table

Jasprit Bumrah led  Indian Test team lost to England in rescheduled one-off test and the series between India and England ended in a draw. Hence, missed out on an opportunity to win their first Test series in England in 2007.

Where does India stand at the World Test Championship points table?

India has lost some crucial points in the WTC points table for the 2022-23 cycle. India were hoping to own the third spot thereon, but due to slow over-rate and by having been penalized for the same, they have come down to the fourth spot, even below arch-rivals who have just a difference of 0.3 in the winning percentage. India’s win percentage is 52.08 whereas that of Pakistan is 52.38. According to Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, players are fined 20 per cent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time. In addition, as per Article 16.11.2 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) playing conditions, a side is penalized one point for each over short. Since India fell short by two overs after time allowances were taken into consideration, they were docked two WTC points.

India dropped to the 4th spot on the World Test Championship table after they were penalized for slow over-rate in the rescheduled 5th Test against England in Birmingham. India was fined 40 percent of their match fee and docked 2 points from their WTC 2021-23 cycle on Tuesday, July 5.

Pakistan has only played one test series this year and has lost it to Australia. They will be playing one against Sri Lanka in the island nation. Babar Azam and co. would be eyeing their first series win this year to extend their lead over the India team.

Currently, the first two spots are held by the Australians and the South Africans, with the winning percentage of 77.78 and 71.43 respectively. India now has to play a series against Australia and Bangladesh which is a total of 6 matches and they will have to win all 6 of them to reach the World Test Championship Finale.

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