ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test

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ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test
ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test

ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test

ICC WTC 2022-23: The top five teams in the World Test Championship standings have undergone a significant shake-up as a result of Pakistan’s amazing triumph over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.

On Wednesday, July 20, Babar Azam‘s team defeated Sri Lanka with an amazing four-wicket victory, increasing their prospects of reaching the World Test Championship final the following year.

With a win-loss statistic of 58.33 percent after the victory, Pakistan moves ahead of Sri Lanka and into third position in the World Test Championship standings, trailing only South Africa (71.43 percent) and Australia (70 percent).

ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test
ICC WTC 2022-23: Massive Gain for Pakistan in the World Test Championship Standings After Their Win in the First Test

For Sri Lanka, who falls three spots to sixth place in the standings with a 48.15 win-loss ratio, the news isn’t as positive.

As a result, ahead of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle the following week. India moves up one spot to fourth (52.08%) and West Indies jumps to fifth (50%) in the rankings.

If Pakistan wins, they will gain ground on South Africa and Australia at the top of the standings. If they lose, Babar’s team would fall back to fifth.

On the other hand, if Sri Lanka can bounce back swiftly, mount a comeback. And win the second Test to tie the series, they can reclaim third position in the standings.