WTC Standings: India slips to No. 2, Pakistan at top

The Babar Azam-led Pakistan sit at the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings after their arch-rivals India were forced to play a draw in the second Test against the West Indies in Trinidad.

The entire fifth and final day of the second Test on Monday was washed out, which meant that India had to settle for a share of the spoils in the final Test of their series against the West Indies that saw them relinquish their 100 percent win-loss record in the new WTC campaign.

Now, Pakistan are the only team with an unblemished record during the ongoing WTC cycle after their four-wicket victory over the islanders in Galle. Meanwhile, Pakistan are on their way to maintain that perfect start to their campaign after they dismissed the islanders for just 166 on the opening day of the second Test in Colombo and later raced to 145/2 in just 28.3 overs at the close of play.

The tourists will now aim to take a massive lead over Sri Lanka and maintain their unbeaten run this campaign.

On the other hand, the Rohit Sharma-led India are yet to face a defeat in the ongoing cycle however, their draw with the West Indies in the second and final Test saw them slipping to the second spot on the updated standings and their win-loss percentage also dropped from 100 percent to 66.67.

They do hold on to second place on the standings, with Australia (third), England (fourth) and the West Indies (fifth) the other teams to have already featured in the new 2023-25 World Test Championship cycle.

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