In the Cape Town Test led by Hitman Rohit Sharma, the Indian team recently defeated the South African side by a significant margin of 7 wickets at their historic cricket ground in Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. Because of this victory, the entire team is quite pleased. However, despite achieving a historic win in Cape Town, Team India has suffered a significant setback. The reason for this setback is losing the first position in the World Test Championship 2025 points table. Let’s find out what exactly happened and which team has now reached the top of the World Test Championship points table.
Despite winning the Cape Town Test, Team India faces a major setback
In fact, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India put up a splendid performance to win against the South African team in the second Test match played between India and South Africa. However, due to losing the first match, the Test series ended in a draw. This has been a significant blow to the Indian team since they have slipped from the first position in the World Test Championship points table. This is a massive setback for Rohit and company.
Team India faces loss in the World Test Championship points table
It should be noted that Team India was previously in the first position in the World Test Championship points table. But now, the Indian team has dropped to the second position. In the World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle, India has played 4 matches so far, winning 2, losing 1, and drawing 1. Consequently, India has only 26 points. Moreover, India’s winning percentage has decreased to 54.16%, causing them to drop from the first to the second position. Meanwhile, Australia has climbed to the top position.
Australia reaches the top position
Australia’s recent performance against the Pakistan team is the reason they have reached the number 1 spot in the points table. Australia recently played a 3-match Test series against Pakistan, sweeping the series 3-0. This victory has propelled Australia to the top of the points table in a significant way.
In the World Test Championship 2023-25 cycle, Australia has played 8 matches so far, winning 5, losing 2, and drawing 1. As a result, Australia has 54 points. Moreover, Australia’s winning percentage has increased to 56.25%, comfortably placing them at the top of the table. South Africa is third, followed by New Zealand in fourth, and Bangladesh in fifth in the World Test Championship points table.