India’s thrilling win against England at Lords has taken them to the first spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) table for the 2021-23 cycle. They are closely followed by West Indies and Pakistan, who are tied at second position with 12 points. Both teams won a Test match in a two-match Test series which concluded on Tuesday in Kingston.
India secured a draw in the first Test while clinched an emphatic win at Lords which has put them at the top with 14 points. India’s Percentage of Points (PCT) is 58.33. Hosts England, on the other hand, are third in the list with two points, which they managed in the first drawn Test match at Trent Bridge.
Meanwhile, Pakistan, West Indies shared honours in the two-match series and have 12 points each. West Indies picked up a nerve-wracking win in the first Test while Pakistan levelled the series with an emphatic win in the second Test.
With three matches to go in the series, India will be looking to solidify their position in the points table while England would be keen to move up. A win for England in Leeds will take them on par with India.
The third Test between the two teams gets underway today at Headingley. Ahead of the match, the hosts were dealt with an injury blow with Mark Wood being ruled out due to a sour shoulder. They have added Saqib Mahmood as a backup pacer in the team. Apart from that, they have also recalled Dawid Malan in the squad.