India Slips to Fifth Spot in WTC Rankings After Hyderabad Loss

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But after losing at the Gabba, England fell to seventh place as the West Indies passed them

Vishal Singh Jan. 30, 2024

After losing by 28 runs to England in the first Test match of the series in Hyderabad, India fell three places to fifth place in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table.

Before the Test, the two-time WTC finalists were ranked second, behind Australia. However, the outcome saw them fall short of Bangladesh, New Zealand, and South Africa, with their points percentage falling from 54.16 to 43.33.

India was also the table topper when they tied the series 1-1 earlier this month in Cape Town after defeating South Africa in two days. However, Australia's two-day series sweep of Pakistan ended their reign as the top team, and they lost their position.

In the five Test matches they have played so far in the 2023–25 World Tour cycle, India has defeated South Africa and England once each and drawn the other two.

Though they defeated India, West Indies' thrilling victory over Australia at the Gabba gave them a huge lift in their points percentage, and as a result, England fell one spot.

With their first victory of this cycle, West Indies passed England to go up to seventh place.