ICC World Test Championship
ICC World Test Championship

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The 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship (WTC) is the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship of Test cricket. ICC had changed the world test championship points table system after the inaugural edition 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)
2021-2023

 

ICC World Test Championship (2021-2023)

The second phase of the world Test Championship kick starts with the match between India and England. Post the WTC 2021 finals India stays in England and continues to play a 5 match test series against England.

Notably, India and New Zealand played the finals of the World Test Championship 2021 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton where Kiwi beats India by 8 wickets and lifts the maiden WTC trophy.

ICC World Test Championship Schedule (2021-2023)

England vs India

  • 1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, August 4 – August 8
  • 2nd Test at Lord’s, London, August 12 – August 16
  • 3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds, August 25- August 29
  • 4th Test at Kennington Oval, London, September 2 – September 6
  • 5th Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, September 10 – September 14

West Indies vs Pakistan

  • 1st Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, August 12 – August 16
  • 2nd Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, August 20 – August 24

India vs New Zealand

  • 1st Test – November 2021
  • 2nd Test – November 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

  • 1st Test – November 2021
  • 2nd Test – November 2021

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

  • 1st Test – December 2021
  • 2nd Test – December 2021

Ashes 2021-22

  • 1st Test at the Gabba, Brisbane, December 8- December 12
  • 2nd Test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, December 16-December 20
  • 3rd Test at the MCG, Melbourne, 30 December 26– December 30
  • 4th Test at the SCG, Sydney, January 5 – January 9
  • 5th Test at the Optus Stadium, Perth, January 14 – January 18

New Zealand vs Bangladesh

  • 1st Test – December 2021
  • 2nd Test – January 2022

South Africa vs India

  • 1st Test – December 2021
  • 2nd Test – December 2021
  • 3rd Test – January 2021

Pakistan vs Australia

  • 1st Test – February 2022
  • 2nd Test – February 2022

India vs Sri Lanka

  • 1st Test – February 2022
  • 2nd Test – February 2022
  • 3rd Test – March 2022

West Indies vs England

  • 1st Test – March 2022
  • 2nd Test – March 2022
  • 3rd Test – March 2022

South Africa vs Bangladesh

  • 1st Test – March 2022
  • 2nd Test – March 2022

West Indies vs Bangladesh

  • 1st Test – June 2022
  • 2nd Test – June 2022

England vs New Zealand

  • 1st Test – June 2022
  • 2nd Test – June 2022
  • 3rd Test – June 2022

Pakistan vs England

  • 1st Test – October 2022
  • 2nd Test – October 2022
  • 3rd Test – October 2022

India vs Australia

  • 1st Test – October/ November 2022
  • 2nd Test – October/ November 2022
  • 3rd Test – October/ November 2022
  • 4th Test – October/ November 2022

Bangladesh vs India

  • 1st Test – November 2022
  • 2nd Test – November 2022

Pakistan vs New Zealand

  • 1st Test – November 2022
  • 2nd Test – November 2022

ICC World Test Championship Points Table

ICC WTC Points Table (2021-2023)

Last Update: 06 September 2021

Pos Team PCT(%) Points Win Lost Drawn Series Penalty Overs
1 India 54.2 26 2 1 1 1* 2
2 Pakistan 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
3 West Indies 50 12 1 1 0 1 0
4 England 29.2 14 1 2 1 1* 2

 

ICC WTC Points Table (2019-2021)

Pos Team Matches Won Lost Drawn NR Points PCT
1 India 17 12 4 1 0 520 72.2
2 New Zealand 11 7 4 0 0 420 70.0
3 Australia 14 8 4 2 0 332 69.2
4 England 21 11 7 3 0 442 61.4
5 South Africa 13 5 8 0 0 264 44.0
6 Pakistan 12 4 5 3 0 286 43.3
7 Sri Lanka 12 2 6 4 0 200 27.8
8 West Indies 13 3 8 2 0 200 27.8
9 Bangladesh 7 0 6 1 0 20 4.8

ICC WTC Points table System – Updated

ICC Updates the Points System Cycle for the second phase of the World Test Championship.

According to this, each match of the upcoming WTC will be contested for the same number of points, i.e., 12 for a win, 6 for a tie, and 4 for a draw. For slow over-rates, teams will lose one championship point for each over short

In the previous cycle, each Test series carried a value of 120 points which led to some sort of inequality in the table as a team winning a Test in a two-match series got 60 points compared to a five-game leg where a Test win is valued at 24 points.

Proposed points system for WTC Cycle 2 from 2021 to 2023:

  • Win: 12 points
  • Tie: 6 points
  • Draw: 4 points
  • Penalty: For slow over-rates teams will lose one championship point for each over short

The team will be ranked on the percentage of available points they won from the matches played.

Points available per match Percentage of points*
Win 12 100
Tie 6 50
Draw 4 33.33
Loss 0 0

* Teams will be ranked on percentage of points won

Points available per series

Matches in series Total points available
2 24
3 36
4 48
5 60

* For slow over-rates teams will lose one championship point for each over short

Most Runs in World Test Championship

The following list indicates the top 15 highest run scores in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
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 World Test Championship

The following list indicates the top 15 highest wicket-takers in ICC Test Championship (2019-2021).

Player Mat Inns Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10
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
Stuart Broad(ENG) 17 32 69 6/31 10/67 20.08 2.77 43.4 2 1
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.

NZ wins even being 2nd at world test championship points table
New Zealand won the inaugural edition of WTC