ICC WTC Points Table – World Test Championship Ranking

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

Before that, 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 canceled attempts to hold the inaugural competition in 2013 and 2017.

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 TBA TBA TBA

ICC World Test Championship (2021-2023)

The second phase of the world Test Championship kick starts with the match between India and England. Post the WTC 2021 finals India stays in England and continues to play a 5 match test series against England.

Notably, India and New Zealand played the finals of the World Test Championship 2021 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton where Kiwi beats India by 8 wickets and lifts the maiden WTC trophy.

WTC Points Table (2021-2022-2023)

Pos Team PCT(%) Points Win Lost Drawn Series Penalty 
1 Australia 70.00 84 6 1 3 3 0
2 South Africa 60.00 72 6 4 0 4 0
3 Sri Lanka 53.33 64 5 4 1 5 0
4 India 52.08 75 6 4 2 4 -5
5 Pakistan 51.85 56 4 3 2 4 0
6 West Indies 50.00 54 4 3 2 4 -2
7 England 38.60 88 7 8 4 5 -12
8 New Zealand 25.93 28 2 6 1 4 0
9 Bangladesh 13.33 16 1 8 1 5 0

ICC World Test Championship Schedule (2021-2023)

TBA – To Be Announced

England vs India

  • August 4–8, 2021: 1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
    • Match drawn
  • August 12–16, 2021: 2nd Test at Lord’s, London
    • India won by 151 runs
  • August 25-29, 2021: 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds
    • England won by an innings and 76 runs
  • September 2–6, 2021: 4th Test at Kennington Oval, London
    • India won by 157 runs
  • July 1-5, 2022: 5th Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham (Postponed due to Covid Concern in Indian Camp)
    • England won by 7 wickets

West Indies vs Pakistan

  • August 12–16, 2021: 1st Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica
    • West Indies won by 1 wicket
  • August 20–24, 2021: 2nd Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica
    • Pakistan won by 109 runs

Sri Lanka v West Indies

  • November 21-25, 2021: 1st Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Sri Lanka won by 187 runs
  • November 29-December 3, 2021: 2nd Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Sri Lanka won by 164 runs

India vs New Zealand

  • November 25-29, 2021: 1st Test at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur
    • Match drawn
  • December 3-7, 2021: 2nd Test at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
    • India won by 372 runs

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

  • November 26-30, 2021: 1st Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
    • Pakistan won by 8 wickets
  • December 4-8, 2021: 2nd Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
    • Pakistan won by an innings and 8 runs

Ashes 2021-22

  • December 8-12, 2021: 1st Test at the Gabba, Brisbane
    • Australia won by 9 wickets
  • December 16-20, 2021: 2nd Test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
    • Australia won by 275 runs
  • December 26– 30, 2021: 3rd Test at the MCG, Melbourne
    • Australia won by an innings and 14 runs
  • January 5– 9, 2022: 4th Test at the SCG, Sydney
    • Match drawn
  • January 14–18, 2022: 5th Test at the Optus Stadium, Perth
    • Australia won by 146 runs

South Africa vs India

  • December 26-30, 2021: 1st Test at Centurion Park, Centurion
    • India won by 113 runs
  • January 3-7, 2022: 2nd Test at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
    • South Africa won by 7 wickets
  • January 11-15, 2022: 3rd Test at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
    • South Africa won by 7 wickets

New Zealand vs Bangladesh

  • January 1-5, 2022: 1st Test at Bay Oval, Tauranga
    • Bangladesh won by 8 wickets
  • January 9-13, 2022: 2nd Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
    • New Zealand won by an innings and 117 runs

New Zealand vs South Africa

  • February 17-21, 2022: 1st Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
    • New Zealand won by an innings and 276 runs
  • February 25-March 1, 2022: 2nd Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
    • South Africa won by 198 runs

India vs Sri Lanka

  • March 4-8, 2022: 1st Test at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
    • India won by an innings and 222 runs
  • March 12-16, 2022: 2nd Test at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
    • India won by 238 runs

Pakistan vs Australia

  • March 4-8, 2022: 1st Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
    • Match drawn
  • March 12-16, 2022: 2nd Test at National Stadium, Karachi
    • Match drawn
  • March 21-25, 2022: 3rd Test at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
    • Australia won by 115 runs

West Indies vs England

  • March 8-12, 2022: 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
    • Match drawn
  • March 16-20, 2022: 2nd Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados
    • Match drawn
  • March 24-28, 2022: 3rd Test at National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    • West Indies won by 10 wickets

South Africa vs Bangladesh

  • March 31-April 4, 2022: 1st Test at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
    • South Africa won by 220 runs
  • April 8-12, 2022: 2nd Test at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
    • South Africa won by 332 runs

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

  • May 15-19, 2022: 1st Test at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
    • Match drawn
  • May 23-27, 2022: 2nd Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
    • Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

England vs New Zealand

  • June 2-6, 2022: 1st Test at Lord’s, London
    • England won by 5 wickets
  • June 10-14, 2022: 2nd Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham
    • England won by 5 wickets
  • June 23-27, 2022: 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds
    • England won by 7 wickets

West Indies vs Bangladesh

  • June 16-20, 2022: 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
    • West Indies won by 7 wickets
  • June 24-28, 2022: 2nd Test at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St Lucia
    • West Indies won by 10 wickets

Sri Lanka vs Australia

  • June 29-July 3, 2022: 1st Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Australia won by 10 wickets
  • July 8-12, 2022: 2nd Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Sri Lanka won by an innings and 39 runs

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

  • July 16-20, 2022: 1st Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Pakistan won by 4 wickets
  • July 24-28, 2022: 2nd Test at Galle International Stadium, Galle
    • Sri Lanka won by 246 runs

England vs South Africa

  • August 17-21, 2022: 1st Test at Lord’s, London
    • South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs
  • August 25-29, 2022: 2nd Test at Old Trafford, Manchester
    • England won by an innings and 85 runs
  • September 8-12, 2022: 3rd Test at The Oval, London
    • England won by 9 wkts

South Africa v West Indies

  • TBA: 1st Test
  • TBA: 2nd Test

Bangladesh v India

  • November 2022: 1st Test at TBA
  • November 2022: 2nd Test at TBA

Pakistan vs England

  • November 2022: 1st Test at TBA
  • November 2022: 2nd Test at TBA
  • December 2022: 3rd Test at TBA

Australia v West Indies

  • November 30-December 4, 2022: 1st Test at Optus Stadium, Perth
  • December 8-12, 2022: 2nd Test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Pakistan v New Zealand

  • December 2022: 1st Test at TBA
  • December 2022: 2nd Test at TBA

Australia v South Africa

  • December 17-21, 2022: 1st Test at The Gabba, Brisbane
  • December 26-30, 2022: 2nd Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
  • January 4-8, 2023: 3rd Test at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

India v Australia

  • February 2023: 1st Test at TBA
  • February 2023: 2nd Test at TBA
  • March 2023: 3rd Test at TBA
  • March 2023: 4th Test at TBA

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

  • March 9-13, 2023: 1st Test at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • March 17-21, 2023: 2nd Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington

ICC World Test Championship Points Table – History

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 for WTC Cycle 2 from 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

Most Runs in World Test Championship

The following list indicates the top 15 highest run scores in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS) 13 23 0 1675 215 72.82 5 9 0 186 3
Joe Root (ENG) 20 37 2 1660 228 47.42 3 8 3 168 5
Steve Smith (AUS) 13 22 1 1341 211 63.85 4 7 1 151 7
Ben Stokes (ENG) 17 32 3 1334 176 46 4 6 1 142 31
Ajinkya Rahane (INDIA) 18 30 3 1159 115 42.92 3 6 2 131 6
Rohit Sharma (INDIA) 12 19 1 1094 212 60.77 4 2 0 131 27
Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) 10 18 0 999 244 55.5 4 4 0 115 2
Jos Buttler (ENG) 18 31 2 963 152 33.2 1 4 1 108 14
David Warner (AUS) 12 22 2 948 335* 47.4 3 1 3 94 1
Dean Elgar (SA) 13 24 2 935 160 42.5 2 4 3 137 4
Virat Kohli (INDIA) 15 24 2 934 254* 42.45 2 5 4 109 3
Babar Azam (PAK) 10 17 3 932 143 66.57 4 5 0 114 3
Kane Williamson (NZ) 10 16 1 918 251 61.2 3 2 2 114 3
Mayank Agarwal (INDIA) 12 20 0 857 243 42.85 3 2 1 104 18
Quniton de Kock (SA) 13 23 1 847 141* 38.5 2 5 3 107 13

Most Wickets in World Test Championship

The following list indicates the top 15 highest wicket-takers in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).

Player Mat Inns Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
R Ashwin (INDIA) 14 26 71 7/145 9/207 20.33 2.62 46.4 4 0
Pat Cummins (AUS) 14 28 70 5/28 7/69 21.02 2.64 47.6 1 0
Stuart Broad(ENG) 17 32 69 6/31 10/67 20.08 2.77 43.4 2 1
Tim Southee (NZ) 11 22 56 5/32 9/110 20.82 2.7 46.2 3 0
Nathan Lyon (AUS) 14 27 56 6/49 10/118 31.37 2.78 67.5 4 1
Josh Hazlewood (AUS) 11 21 48 5/8 9/115 20.54 2.55 48.1 3 0
Anrich Nortje (SA) 12 21 47 6/56 8/120 28.1 3.63 46.4 3 0
Mitchell Starc (AUS) 10 20 44 6/66 9/97 24.54 3.17 46.4 2 0
Kyle Jamieson (NZ) 7 14 43 6/48 11/117 12.53 2.18 34.3 5 1
Mohammed Shami (INDIA) 11 20 40 5/35 7/58 20.47 2.96 41.4 1 0
Jofra Archer (ENG) 11 21 40 6/45 8/85 27.37 3.1 52.9 3 0
Jack Leach (ENG) 10 18 40 5/122 6/177 29.55 3.16 56 1 0
Ishant Sharma (INDIA) 12 22 39 5/22 9/78 17.79 2.78 38.3 3 0
James Anderson (ENG) 12 20 39 6/40 7/63 19.51 2.29 51 3 0
Kemer Roach (WI) 11 20 39 4/52 7/97 27.07 2.73 59.4 0 0

Who is the winner of the first World Test Championship?

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

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