Final Standings For ICC World Test Championship Announced

The standings for the ICC World Test Championship from 2021 to 2023 have been set. The only match left is the final between Australia and India at The Oval in June.

The current iteration of the ICC World Test Championship was finished off with the conclusion of the second test match that was played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

On the fourth day in Wellington, Sri Lanka finally showed some fight, but New Zealand won easily by an innings and 58 runs over Dimuth Karunaratne’s team. The final wicket was taken by New Zealand captain Tim Southee (3/51).

With the victory, New Zealand climbed one spot to sixth in the standings of the World Test Championship, moving up from eighth place. On the other hand, Pakistan and West Indies both dropped one spot as a result of the conclusion of the period’s final test match.

There is still the World Test Championship final to come. Australia and India, who came in first and second in the standings, will face off in the one-off Test at The Oval in London at the beginning of June.

South Africa comes in third, just behind India in second place. England moves up to third place, ahead of Sri Lanka, after the Asian country lost the series to New Zealand 2-0.

Sri Lanka could have made it to the final if they had beaten New Zealand in a 2-0 series, but they lost the first game by a small margin and didn’t play well in the second. This dropped them from second to fifth in the standings.

On Monday, there were some good things for the island nation. Dhananjaya de Silva (98), Nishan Madushka (39), and Kasun Rajitha (20) made it hard for New Zealand to get wickets, which was a good thing.

Nonetheless, Blair Tickner (3/84), Michael Bracewell (2/100), and Southee put in a lot of effort to ensure that the New Zealand cricket team finished the series and the World Test Championship on a successful note.

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