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Pakistan Inches Closer to New Zealand On World Test Championship Table

Another rain-affected draw means that England has taken the series 1-0 against Pakistan. The hosts, with 292 points, are now only 4 points short of Australia on the World Test Championship points table. Pakistan has also gained 13 points to go to strengthen its 5th position with 166 points.

New Zealand is currently placed at 4th with 180 points from 7 matches. Here’s the complete points table:

RankTeamSeries PlayedMatches PlayedMatches WonMatches DrawnMatches LostPointsSeries Wins
1India497023603
2Australia3107122962
3England4158342923
4New Zealand373041801
5Pakistan4*82331661
6Sri Lanka24112800
7West Indies25104400
8South Africa27106240
9Bangladesh2*300300

It is pertinent to mention that the Pakistan-Bangladesh series is yet to be completed with Pakistan 1-0 up in the series. The second match of the 2-match series was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For those who don’t know, here’s the distribution of points in World Test Championship:

Matches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat
26030200
34020130
43015100
5241280

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