The 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship of Test cricket. ICC had recently changed the world test championship points table system based on the percentage which is explained as follows.
Before that, It comes nearly a decade after the International Cricket Council (ICC) first approved the idea for a World Test Championship in 2010, and following two canceled attempts to hold the inaugural competition in 2013 and 2017.
ICC World Test Championship Winners List
|Year||Finals||Winner(Captain)||Player of the Match|
|2019-2021||India vs New Zealand||New Zealand(Kane Williamson)||Kyle Jamieson (NZ)|
ICC World Test Championship Schedule (2019-2021)
It started on 1 August 2019 with the first Test of the 2019 Ashes series and will finish with a final at Lord’s in England in June 2021.
|Starting date||Series name||Teams||No. of matches|
|1 Aug 2019||The Ashes||England v Australia||5|
|14 Aug 2019||NZ tour of SL 2019||Sri Lanka v New Zealand||2|
|22 Aug 2019||IND tour of WI 2019||West Indies v India||2|
|02 Oct 2019||Freedom Trophy||India v South Africa||3|
|14 Nov 2019||BAN tour of IND 2019||India v Bangladesh||2|
|21 Nov 2019||ENG tour of NZ 2019||New Zealand v England||2|
|21 Nov 2019||PAK tour of AUS 2019||Australia v Pakistan||2|
|12 Dec 2019||Trans-Tasman Trophy||Australia v New Zealand||3|
|26 Dec 2019||Basil D’Oliveira Trophy||South Africa v England||4|
|7 Feb 2020||BAN tour of PAK 2020||Pakistan v Bangladesh||2|
|21 Feb 2020||IND tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v India||2|
|19 Mar 2020||ENG tour of SL 2020||Sri Lanka v England||2|
|8 Jul 2020||WI tour of ENG 2020||England v West Indies||4|
|5 Aug 2020||PAK tour of ENG 2020||England v Pakistan||3|
|17 Dec 2020||Border Gavaskar Trophy||Australia v India||4|
|3 Dec 2020||WI tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v West Indies||3|
|26 Dec 2020||PAK tour of NZ 2020||New Zealand v Pakistan||2|
|26 Dec 2020||SL tour of SA 2021||South Africa v Sri Lanka||2|
|14 Jan 2021||ENG tour of SL 2021||England v Sri Lanka||2|
|TBD(Jan 2021)||WI tour of BAN 2021||Bangladesh v West Indies||3|
|TBD (Jan 2021)||ENG tour of IND 2021||India v England||5|
|TBD (Jan 2021)||SA tour of PAK 2021||Pakistan v South Africa||2|
|TBD (Jan 2021)||SL tour of SA 2021||South Africa v Sri Lanka||2|
|TBD (Feb 2021)||AUS tour of SA 2021||South Africa v Australia||3|
|TBD (Feb 2021)||SL tour of WI 2021||West Indies v Sri Lanka||2|
|10 Jun 2021||World Test Championship Final||India v New Zealand||1|
Points table System
Each team plays six series, with each series counting for 120 points, distributed over the number of matches in a series. For example, a two-match series will mean 60 points for each Test while a three-match series will give 40 points to each Test match.
A tie will be 50% of the points available, whilst a draw will be a 3:1 points ratio. Here is the list of points splits by which the world test championship points table will be updated.
|Matches in series||Points for a win||Pts for a tie||Points for a draw||
Points for a defeat
ICC Updates the ICC WTC Points System
ICC Updates the ICC WTC Points System Cycle for the upcoming World Test Championship.
Proposed points system for WTC Cycle 2 from 2021 to 2023:
- Win – 12 points
- Tie – 6 points
- Draw – 4 points
The team will be ranked on the percentage of available points they won from the matches played.
Updates in ICC WTC Points Table System
ICC alters the World Test Championship Points Table System when the world hit by the deadly COVID-19 virus in 2020.
The Board approved a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to change the competition terms for the event to determine how series affected by the global pandemic are accounted for on the points table.
The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 means, to date, just under half of the World Test Championship matches have been played, with that estimated to rise to more than 85% by the end of the competition window.
Current regulations dictate that matches not completed shall be treated as a draw with points split. The Cricket Committee considered maintaining that status quo or determining the final World Test Championship League standings from the matches played.
The Cricket Committee recommended the latter option, which was approved by the Chief Executives Committee and ratified by the Board, meaning teams will be ranked in order of percentage of points earned.
ICC World Test Championship Points Table (2019-2021)
Most Runs in Test Championship
The following list indicates the top 15 highest run scores in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).
|Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)||13||23||0||1675||215||72.82||5||9||0||186||3|
|Joe Root (ENG)||20||37||2||1660||228||47.42||3||8||3||168||5|
|Steve Smith (AUS)||13||22||1||1341||211||63.85||4||7||1||151||7|
|Ben Stokes (ENG)||17||32||3||1334||176||46||4||6||1||142||31|
|Ajinkya Rahane (INDIA)||18||30||3||1159||115||42.92||3||6||2||131||6|
|Rohit Sharma (INDIA)||12||19||1||1094||212||60.77||4||2||0||131||27|
|Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)||10||18||0||999||244||55.5||4||4||0||115||2|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||18||31||2||963||152||33.2||1||4||1||108||14|
|David Warner (AUS)||12||22||2||948||335*||47.4||3||1||3||94||1|
|Dean Elgar (SA)||13||24||2||935||160||42.5||2||4||3||137||4|
|Virat Kohli (INDIA)||15||24||2||934||254*||42.45||2||5||4||109||3|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||10||17||3||932||143||66.57||4||5||0||114||3|
|Kane Williamson (NZ)||10||16||1||918||251||61.2||3||2||2||114||3|
|Mayank Agarwal (INDIA)||12||20||0||857||243||42.85||3||2||1||104||18|
|Quniton de Kock (SA)||13||23||1||847||141*||38.5||2||5||3||107||13|
Most Wickets in Test Championship
The following list indicates the top 15 highest wicket-takers in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).
|R Ashwin (INDIA)||14||26||71||7/145||9/207||20.33||2.62||46.4||4||0|
|Pat Cummins (AUS)||14||28||70||5/28||7/69||21.02||2.64||47.6||1||0|
|Tim Southee (NZ)||11||22||56||5/32||9/110||20.82||2.7||46.2||3||0|
|Nathan Lyon (AUS)||14||27||56||6/49||10/118||31.37||2.78||67.5||4||1|
|Josh Hazlewood (AUS)||11||21||48||5/8||9/115||20.54||2.55||48.1||3||0|
|Anrich Nortje (SA)||12||21||47||6/56||8/120||28.1||3.63||46.4||3||0|
|Mitchell Starc (AUS)||10||20||44||6/66||9/97||24.54||3.17||46.4||2||0|
|Kyle Jamieson (NZ)||7||14||43||6/48||11/117||12.53||2.18||34.3||5||1|
|Mohammed Shami (INDIA)||11||20||40||5/35||7/58||20.47||2.96||41.4||1||0|
|Jofra Archer (ENG)||11||21||40||6/45||8/85||27.37||3.1||52.9||3||0|
|Jack Leach (ENG)||10||18||40||5/122||6/177||29.55||3.16||56||1||0|
|Ishant Sharma (INDIA)||12||22||39||5/22||9/78||17.79||2.78||38.3||3||0|
|James Anderson (ENG)||12||20||39||6/40||7/63||19.51||2.29||51||3||0|
|Kemer Roach (WI)||11||20||39||4/52||7/97||27.07||2.73||59.4||0||0|
Who is the winner of the first World Test Championship?
Kane Williamson led New Zealand lifts the inaugural WTC trophy by beating Virat Kohli India in 2021 at England.