WTC 2023-25: Rules Explained, Points Table & Standings

The ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 is in full swing since the Ashes series draw. Australia, the defending champion, tops the points table, setting the stage for an intense Test cricket journey.

The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 commenced on June 16, 2023, and is scheduled to conclude in June 2025. Organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC), this edition marks the third iteration of the ICC World Test Championship.

The Ashes 2023 series between England and Australia marked the beginning of the third cycle in June. The five-match series concluded with a 2-2 draw in England. The Australian cricket team holds the defending champion title after defeating India by 209 runs in the 2023 final at The Oval. New Zealand claimed the inaugural WTC title by defeating India in the 2021 final.

The WTC 2023-25 involves a total of 69 matches across 27 series, featuring the nine full members of the ICC: Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and West Indies. Matches against teams outside the ICC, such as Afghanistan, Ireland, and Zimbabwe, are not part of the World Test Championship.

Each series in the WTC 2023-25 cycle comprises two to five Tests, with the nine participating teams playing six series—three at home and three away. Teams earn 12 points for a win, four points for a draw, and six points for a tie in the WTC 2023-25. Similar to the previous edition, the standings are determined by the points percentage system (PCT), calculated as points won by a team divided by points contested, multiplied by 100.

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

Penalties are imposed for slow over-rates, and teams may lose points for each over they fall behind. Access the WTC 2023-25 points table and current standings for more information.

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WTC 2023-25 points table and standings

Pos Team PCT (%) Points Matches Won Matches Lost Matches drawn Series played Penalty 
1 Australia 55.00 66 6 3 1 3 -10
2 India 52.77 38 3 2 1 3 -2
3 South Africa 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
4 New Zealand 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
5 Bangladesh 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
6 Pakistan 36.66 22 2 3 0 2 -2
7 West Indies 33.33 16 1 2 1 2 0
8 England 25.00 21 3 3 1 2 -19
9 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 2 0 1

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