ICC World Test Championship: Australia surpasses India, becomes No. 1 as ICC launches New Points Formula

ICC World Test Championship: Virat Kohli-led the Indian cricket team slips to the number 2 spot as ICC implements new points formula behind Australia. The ICC Cricket Committee headed by former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble approved the recommendation made by the cricket committee.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 20, 2020 11:10 IST
ICC World Test Championship: Australia surpasses India, becomes No. 1 as ICC launches New Points Formula
ICC World Test Championship Rankings

ICC World Test Championship Rankings:

  • ICC has changed the evaluation system for World Test Championship
  • Australia surpasses India to become No. 1 as ICC launches New Points Formula
  • Australia's percentage is 82.2, while India has now 75

Indian Cricket Council (ICC) has launched New Points Formula in the World Test Championship due to which Virat Kohli-led Indian Cricket team slipped to the second position while Australia leading the Points Table now. The ranking of the World Test Championship (WTC) will be decided on the basis of the percentage of marks. The ICC Cricket Committee headed by former Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble approved the recommendation made by the cricket committee.

After a change in the evaluation system, Australia who was trailing India in the standings, now gained the top spot in the new evaluated table with 296 points while India has 360 points after playing one series more than the Aussies. The new points formula has resulted in team India slipping to the number 2 spot in the points table behind Australia.

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As per the new standings, Australia has surpassed India in the ICC World Test Championship table. Australia has a points percentage of 82.2, while India with a points percentage of 75. Here are the latest ICC World Test Champions Rankings;

ICC World Test Championship Rankings
ICC World Test Championship Rankings

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said, "The Board approved a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to change the competition terms for the event to determine how series affected by the global pandemic are accounted for on the points table," the ICC said in a press release.

“Both the Cricket Committee and Chief Executive Committee support the approach of ranking teams based on completed matches and points earned as this reflects their performance and doesn’t disadvantage teams that have been unable to complete all their matches through no fault of their own.”

The Board also confirmed that the ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup will move from its current slot at the end of 2022 to 9 -26 February 2023.