England’s cricketers are officially the WORST in the world! South Africa and Bangladesh wins this week see Joe Root’s men fall to the bottom of the World Test Championship table as Ashes winter takes another grim turn
- England have been plunged to the bottom of the World Test Championship
- South Africa levelled the series against India with victory in Johannesburg
- Bangladesh secured a shock win against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui
- Only a win in Australia in the fourth Ashes Test can haul England off the bottom
England’s Ashes winter took another ignominious twist on Thursday when results elsewhere plunged them to the bottom of the World Test Championship.
South Africa’s seven-wicket win over India, coupled with a shock away victory for Bangladesh over reigning Test champions New Zealand earlier in the week, saw Joe Root’s team fall to ninth out of nine in the ICC standings.
Only an increasingly unlikely victory over Australia in the fourth Test in Sydney can haul them off the foot of the table.
Joe Root’s England have been plunged to the bottom of the World Test Championship table
South Africa levelled the series against India with a seven-wicket victory in Johannesburg
A draw would increase their points percentage to just 10, one behind the New Zealanders, who won the inaugural WTC by defeating India in Southampton last year.
Without deductions England would be eighth on 19 per cent, but their horrendous over rate at the start of the 2021-23 competition has seen them docked 10 points across seven matches.
The second cycle of the World Test Championship began with India’s tour of England, which remains 2-1 to Virat Kohli’s men ahead of the final Test in the summer.
England’s misery has since been compounded by three straight Ashes defeats by Australia, who sit at the top of the pile, while Sri Lanka also have 100 per cent of points.
Bangladesh secured a shock win against inaugural winners New Zealand in Mount Maunganui
Only victory over Australia in the fourth Test in Sydney can haul them off the foot of the table