ICC World Test Championship 2019 Schedule, Results, Points Table

The ICC World Test Championship 2019 is going to start from 1st August 2019. On this day, the Ashes series between England and Australia will start. Many of us do not know what is ICC World Test Championship. This is a new concept introduced by ICC to promote test format. In this championship, 9 top-ranked test team will play between each other in a total of 71 matches and 27 series in 2 years to be in the top two positions in the points table. In June 2021, the top two teams in the points table will take part in the final match of the ICC World Test Championship and the winner of this match will be crowned ICC Test Championship.

ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS:

9 test teams will take part in this tournament according to the ICC test teams ranking on 31st March 2018. The teams are:

  1. Australia
  2. Bangladesh
  3. England
  4. India
  5. New Zealand
  6. Pakistan
  7. South Africa
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. West Indies

POINTS DISTRIBUTION:

Although it is said that 9 teams will play with each other, this is not true. Each team will play not with the other 8 teams but with other 6 teams. The schedule is already published and we all know when and which teams will play how many test matches in which country. Here are the points distribution rules:

One test series will have 120 points. If the series comprises of 2 test matches, then each of the matches will have 60 points. Similarly, 3 4 and 5 test matches series will have 40, 30, and 24 points for a single test match respectively.

Matches in series

Win Points

Tie Points

Draw Points

Defeat Points

2

60

30

20

0

3

40

20

13

0

4

30

15

10

0

5

24

12

8

0

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE OTHER 3 TEST TEAMS:

The other 3 test teams (Afghanistan, Ireland, and Zimbabwe) who could not play this tournament due to lack of points in the ICC Ranking, will still play test matches during this time. But, those matches will not be included in this championship. However, the points will be counted for the ICC Rankings. So, they will mostly play between themselves as there is a tight schedule for the other 9 teams in this championship.

SCHEDULE:

Australia

  • July-September 2019: 5 Tests vs England [Away]
  • November 2019: 2 Tests vs Pakistan [Home]
  • December 2019-January 2020: 3 Tests vs New Zealand [Home]
  • February 2020: 2 Tests vs Bangladesh [Away]
  • November-December 2020: 4 Tests vs India [Home]
  • February-March 2021: 3 Tests vs South Africa [Away]

Bangladesh

  • November 2019: 3 Tests vs India [Away]
  • January-February 2020: 2 Tests vs Pakistan [Away]
  • February 2020: 2 Tests vs Australia [Home]
  • July-August 2020: 3 Tests v Sri Lanka [Away]
  • August-September 2020: 2 Tests v New Zealand [Home]
  • January-February 2021: 3 Tests v Windies [Home]

England

  • July-August 2019: 5 Tests vs Australia [Home]
  • December 2019-January 2020: 4 Tests vs South Africa [Away]
  • March 2020: 2 Tests vs Sri Lanka [Away]
  • June-July 2020: 3 Tests vs West Indies [Home]
  • July-August 2020: 3 Tests vs Pakistan [Home]
  • January-February 2021: 5 Tests vs India [Away]

India

  • July-August 2019: 2-match Test series vs West Indies [Away]
  • October-November 2019: 3-match Test series vs South Africa [Home]
  • November 2019: 2 Tests vs Bangladesh [Home]
  • February 2020: 2 Tests vs New Zealand [Away]
  • December 2020: 4 Tests vs Australia [Away]
  • January-February 2021: 5-match Test series vs England [Home]

New Zealand

  • July-August 2019: 2 Tests vs Sri Lanka [Away]
  • December 2019-January 2020: 3 Tests vs Australia [Away]
  • February 2020: 2 Tests vs India [Home]
  • August-September 2020: 2 Tests vs Bangladesh [Away]
  • November-December 2020: 3 Tests vs West Indies [Home]
  • December 2020: 2 Tests vs Pakistan [Home]

Pakistan

  • October 2019: 2 Tests vs Sri Lanka [Home]
  • November-December 2019: 2 Tests vs Australia [Away]
  • January-February 2020: 2 Tests vs Bangladesh [Home]
  • July-August 2020: 3 Tests vs England [Away]
  • December 2020: 2 Tests vs New Zealand [Away]
  • January-February 2021: 2 Tests vs South Africa [Home]

South Africa

  • October 2019: 3 Tests vs India [Away]
  • December 2019-January 2020: 4 Tests vs England [Home]
  • July-August 2020: 2 Tests vs West Indies [Away]
  • January 2021: 2 Tests vs Sri Lanka [Home]
  • January-February 2021: 2 Tests vs Pakistan [Away]
  • February-March 2021: 3 Tests vs Australia [Home]

Sri Lanka

  • July-August 2019: 2 Tests vs New Zealand [Home]
  • October 2019: 2 Tests vs Pakistan [Away]
  • March-April 2020: 2 Tests vs England [Home]
  • July-August 2020: 3 Tests vs Bangladesh [Home]
  • January 2021: 2 Tests vs South Africa [Away]
  • February-March 2021: 2 Tests vs West Indies [Away]

West Indies

  • July-August 2019: 2 Tests vs India [Home]
  • June-July 2020: 3 Tests vs England [Away]
  • July-August 2020: 2 Tests vs South Africa [Home]
  • November-December 2020: 3 Tests vs New Zealand [Away]
  • January-February 2021: 3 Tests vs Bangladesh [Away]
  • February-March 2021: 2 Tests vs Sri Lanka [Home]

So, here is the list. It is seen that there will be 16 series of 2 matches, 7 series of 3 matches, 2 series of 4 matches and 2 series of 5 matches in this tournament. The top 2 teams in the points table will play the final match in the United Kingdom in July 2021.

2- Test Series: SL v NZ (2019), WI v IND (2019), PAK v SL (2019), IND v BAN (2019), AUS v PAK (2019), PAK v BAN (2020), NZ v IND (2020), SL v ENG (2020), BAN v AUS (2020), WI v SA (2020), BAN v NZ (2020), NZ v WI (2020), NZ v PAK (2020), SA v SL (2021), PAK v SA (2021), and WI v SL (2021)
3-Test Series: IND v SA (2019), AUS v NZ (2019-20), ENG v WI (2020), SL v BAN (2020), ENG v PAK (2020), BAN v WI (2021), and SA v AUS (2021)
4-Test Series: SA v ENG (2019-20), and AUS v IND (2020-21)
5-Test Series: ENG v AUS (2019), and IND v ENG (2021)

Here are the teams that will not meet during this tournament:

Team

Matches

Will not play against

England

22

Bangladesh & New Zealand

Australia

19

Sri Lanka & West Indies

India

18

Pakistan & Sri Lanka

South Africa

16

Bangladesh & New Zealand

West Indies

15

Australia & Pakistan

Bangladesh

14

England & South Africa

New Zealand

14

England & South Africa

Pakistan

13

India & West Indies

Sri Lanka

13

Australia & India

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