ICC WTC Points Table – World Test Championship Ranking

ICC World Test Championship
ICC World Test Championship

The 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship of Test cricket. ICC changed the world test championship points table system after the inaugural edition which is explained as follows.

Before, it comes nearly a decade after the International Cricket Council (ICC) first approved the idea for a World Test Championship in 2010, and following two cancelled attempts to hold the inaugural competition in 2013 and 2017.

ICC WTC 2023-25 Points Table

The 3rd edition of the World Test Championship is scheduled to start in June 2023 with The Ashes 2023 series being played between Australia and England. The WTC 2023-25 final is scheduled to be played between the top 2 teams of the WTC Points Table 2023-25 in June 2025 at Lord’s Cricket Stadium.

WTC Points Table: The latest ICC World Test Championship Points Table 2023-25 (2023, 2024, 2025) is below, which is updated after every test match result.

PD – Points Deduction

NO. TEAM PLAYED WON LOST DRAW PD POINTS POINT(%)
1 INDIA 8 5 2 1 -2 62 64.58
2 NEW ZEALAND 5 3 2 0 0 36 60
3 AUSTRALIA 11 7 3 1 -10 78 59.09
4 BANGLADESH 2 1 1 0 0 12 50
5 PAKISTAN 5 2 3 0 -2 22 36.66
6 WEST INDIES 4 1 2 1 0 16 33.33
7 SOUTH AFRICA 4 1 3 0 0 12 25
8 ENGLAND 9 3 5 1 -19 21 19.44
9 SRI LANKA 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

ICC World Test Championship Points Table – History

WTC Points Table (2021-2023)

POS TEAM PCT (%) PTS Win Loss Draw SER PEN
1 AUSTRALIA(Q) 66.67 152 11 3 5 6 0
2 INDIA(Q) 58.80 127 10 5 3 6 -5
3 SOUTH AFRICA 55.56 100 8 6 1 6 0
4 SRI LANKA 48.48 64 5 5 1 6 0
5 ENGLAND 46.97 124 10 8 4 6 -12
6 PAKISTAN 38.10 64 4 6 4 6 0
7 WEST INDIES 34.62 54 4 7 2 6 -2
8 NEW ZEALAND 33.33 48 3 6 3 6 0
9 BANGLADESH 11.11 16 1 10 1 6 0

ICC WTC Points Table (2019-2021)

Pos Team Matches Won Lost Drawn NR Points PCT
1 India 17 12 4 1 0 520 72.2
2 New Zealand 11 7 4 0 0 420 70.0
3 Australia 14 8 4 2 0 332 69.2
4 England 21 11 7 3 0 442 61.4
5 South Africa 13 5 8 0 0 264 44.0
6 Pakistan 12 4 5 3 0 286 43.3
7 Sri Lanka 12 2 6 4 0 200 27.8
8 West Indies 13 3 8 2 0 200 27.8
9 Bangladesh 7 0 6 1 0 20 4.8

ICC WTC Points Table System – Updated

ICC Updates the Points System Cycle for the second phase of the World Test Championship.

According to this, each match of the upcoming WTC will be contested for the same number of points, i.e., 12 for a win, 6 for a tie, and 4 for a draw. For slow over-rates, teams will lose one championship point for each over-short

In the previous cycle, each Test series carried a value of 120 points which led to some sort of inequality in the table as a team winning a Test in a two-match series got 60 points compared to a five-game leg where a Test win is valued at 24 points.

Proposed points system from WTC Cycle 2 played between 2021 to 2023:

  • Win: 12 points
  • Tie: 6 points
  • Draw: 4 points
  • Penalty: For slow over-rates teams will lose one championship point for each over short

The team will be ranked on the percentage of available points they won from the matches played.

Points available per match Percentage of points*
Win 12 100
Tie 6 50
Draw 4 33.33
Loss 0 0

* Teams will be ranked on percentage of points won

Points available per series

Matches in series Total points available
2 24
3 36
4 48
5 60

* For slow over-rates teams will lose one championship point for each over short

ICC World Test Championship Winners List

Year Finals Winner(Captain) Player of the Match
2019-2021 India vs New Zealand New Zealand(Kane Williamson) Kyle Jamieson (NZ)
2021-2023 Australia vs India Australia(Pat Cummins) Travis Head(AUS)

Who is the winner of the first World Test Championship?

Kane Williamson led New Zealand lifts the inaugural WTC trophy by beating Virat Kohli-led India in 2021 at England.

NZ wins even being 2nd at world test championship points table
New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC