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World Test Championship: Updated Points Table After Final Ashes Test

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Host Australia completely routed England 4-0 in the recently concluded Ashes 2021-22 to gain some crucial points in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. From being 67/0 to getting all out scoring just 124 runs, batting collapses have hurt Joe Root & Co in the entire Ashes.

With this win in Hobart, Australia are currently placed second in the World Test Championship points table with 52 points now with a win percentage of 86.67. On the other hand, England are currently 9th in the points table with 10 points under their belt and a win percentage of 9.25.

Meanwhile, England have had 10 penalty points so far for maintaining a poor over-rate while this has been the first series for Australia in the World Test Championship.

Sri Lanka are currently top of the World Test Championship points table with a 100% win percentage. South Africa and India currently find themselves in fourth, and fifth place after their recently three-match series, where the Asian Giants went down 2-1, having lost the last two matches.


“I believe I am the right man to take this team forward” – Joe Root

Joe Root
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After the recent 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Australia, England captain Joe Root on Sunday said that he believes he is the right man to lead the Three Lions in the longest format of the game.

“I’d love the opportunity to take this team forward and to turn things around. At the minute, we are going through a real tough stage as a group of players, and the performances haven’t been good enough. But I’d love the opportunity to try and turn things around and for us to start finding the performances that you’d expect from an English Test team, which we’ve been lacking of late,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Root as saying.

“I believe I am the right man to take this team forward, in my own eyes. If that decision is taken out of my hands, then so be it, but I’d love the opportunity to carry that forward. And yes, I do have an appetite to carry on and to turn things around, but we’ll see how things unfold,” he added.

England will lock horns with West Indies in their next assignment in the red-ball format when they tour the Caribbean Islands for a three-match series as a part of the ICC World Test Championship.


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