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World Test Championship

The ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 is the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship which was approved by the ICC close to a decade ago in 2010. Top nine ranked sides in Tests will play a league stage over a two-year period to qualify for the Final in June 2021. The tournament has been put in place to ensure that all the bilateral Test series gain context and importance.


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  1. ICC World Test Championship 2019-21
  2. Teams in The World Test Championship
  3. World Test Championship Finals


ICC Test Championship 2019-21


The nine teams featuring in the Championship will play bilateral Test series against six teams that may consist of 2-5 matches each. Irrespective of the number of matches in a series, every team has the chance to gain 120 championship points. If the series contains just 2 matches, each Test will have 60 points and if it contains 5 Tests, each one will have 24 points. The number of points per draw will be a third of the number of points on a win. Both teams will earn half the number of points on a win in case the Test ends in a tie. A team will earn 0 points if they lose.


The table below explains how teams gain points in the World Test Championship series.


Matches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat
26030200
34020130
43015100
5241280


All the teams have to play 3 series at home and 3 away from home. The World Test Championship begins with the first Test of Ashes 2019 on 1 August. A total of 27 series will be played across the globe to decide the top two teams in the World Test Championship points table. In case teams are tied on the number of points, the team with more series wins will be considered for qualification.


If teams are still equal, then the team with the higher runs per wicket ratio shall be ranked higher. The runs per wicket ratio is calculated as runs scored per wicket lost, divided by, runs conceded per wicket taken.


Teams in The World Test Championship


The participating teams in the first-ever championship are Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand cricket team. All the Test series that involve teams only from these nine will be constituted in the ICC World Test Championship. The series that involve a team out of the three left out Test playing nations, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland will not be considered for championship points but will be considered for ICC Test Rankings.


India and New Zealand team for WTC final will be facing each other in June at London.


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WTC Finals


The WTC Final schedule will be played from 10 June to 14 June 2021 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Both table toppers, New Zealand & India team for WTC final has been announced. If the Final ends in a draw or a tie, both teams will be crowned joint winners.


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WTC Final: Top 3 bowling performances by Kiwis in India-New Zealand Tests

WTC Final: Top 3 bowling performances by Kiwis in India-New Zealand Tests

WTC Final: “Kane Williamson up there with Virat Kohli, but doesn’t have 100 mn followers on Instagram” - Michael Vaughan

WTC Final: “Kane Williamson up there with Virat Kohli, but doesn’t have 100 mn followers on Instagram” - Michael Vaughan

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WTC final: "This will be the biggest test for Rohit Sharma the Test opener" - Sanjay Manjrekar

WTC final: "This will be the biggest test for Rohit Sharma the Test opener" - Sanjay Manjrekar

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WTC final: New Zealand are India's "real discomfort zone": Sanjay Manjrekar

WTC final: New Zealand are India's "real discomfort zone": Sanjay Manjrekar

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WTC final: Top 3 batting performances by Kiwis in India-New Zealand Tests

WTC final: Top 3 batting performances by Kiwis in India-New Zealand Tests

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"Super proud of this bindass bunch!" - Ravi Shastri reacts to Team India being crowned No.1 in Tests

"Super proud of this bindass bunch!" - Ravi Shastri reacts to Team India being crowned No.1 in Tests

WTC Final: Why Sanjay Manjrekar wants Shardul Thakur to play as third seamer

WTC Final: Why Sanjay Manjrekar wants Shardul Thakur to play as third seamer

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WTC final: "England will be very challenging for Rohit Sharma" - Saba Karim

WTC final: "England will be very challenging for Rohit Sharma" - Saba Karim

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WTC Final | How Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have evolved from prodigies to Test greats

WTC Final | How Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson have evolved from prodigies to Test greats

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WTC final: "It is better not to compromise the continuity" - Aakash Chopra on why Shubman Gill should play ahead of Mayank Agarwal

WTC final: "It is better not to compromise the continuity" - Aakash Chopra on why Shubman Gill should play ahead of Mayank Agarwal

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“Can't quite work out how a 5-match Ashes series can be worth the same as India playing Bangladesh for 2 Tests” - Stuart Broad

“Can't quite work out how a 5-match Ashes series can be worth the same as India playing Bangladesh for 2 Tests” - Stuart Broad

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WTC Final: Top 3 bowling performances by Team India in Tests against New Zealand

WTC Final: Top 3 bowling performances by Team India in Tests against New Zealand

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KL Rahul gives fans an update about his health after undergoing surgery

KL Rahul gives fans an update about his health after undergoing surgery

“Shardul Thakur has proved he can be an all-rounder” – Team India bowling coach Bharat Arun

“Shardul Thakur has proved he can be an all-rounder” – Team India bowling coach Bharat Arun

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WTC final: "It can work in our favor as well"- R Sridhar on India's lack of preparation ahead of NZ clash

WTC final: "It can work in our favor as well"- R Sridhar on India's lack of preparation ahead of NZ clash

WTC Final: 3 bowlers who can take the most wickets

WTC Final: 3 bowlers who can take the most wickets

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WTC Final: "Kuldeep Yadav will have to try and prove himself again and again" - Parthiv Patel

WTC Final: "Kuldeep Yadav will have to try and prove himself again and again" - Parthiv Patel

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WTC Final: "If Jasprit Bumrah shows good form, our chances will increase significantly" - Saba Karim

WTC Final: "If Jasprit Bumrah shows good form, our chances will increase significantly" - Saba Karim

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Watch: Rishabh Pant's unique way to keep himself fit during quarantine

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Virat Kohli's Team India: Through the eyes of Abhimanyu Easwaran [Exclusive]

Virat Kohli's Team India: Through the eyes of Abhimanyu Easwaran [Exclusive]

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