On Wednesday, Pakistan passed India, the West Indies, and Sri Lanka to move up to the third spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
After a sensational chase in the fourth innings, Pakistan was able to overtake the host nation of Sri Lanka and move into sixth place on the WTC standings. On Wednesday, Pakistan passed India, the West Indies, and Sri Lanka to move up to the third spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table.
With its victory over Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first test match, which took place on Wednesday in Galle, Pakistan moved up in the standings of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) points table.
Pakistan reached their target of 342 runs in the fourth innings with the help of opener Abdullah Shafique’s unbeaten score of 160. As a result, Pakistan moved up to the third position in the table. As a result, the host nation of Sri Lanka dropped to the sixth spot on the WTC standings, placing Dimuth Karunaratne’s team in a position lower than India and the West Indies, who are currently ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
In order to keep themselves in the running for the final, Sri Lanka needs to win all three of the remaining Tests they have left to play, one against Pakistan and two against New Zealand in 2023.
After the second game against Sri Lanka, Pakistan will play five Tests, three of which will be against England and two of which will be against New Zealand. The countries of South Africa and Australia hold the top two spots, respectively.
Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table – As Of July 20, 2022