The five-match Test sequence between England-India will begin the 2nd cycle of the WTC.© BCCI
The five-match Test sequence between India and England starting on August 4 will begin the second cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC). India and England will face one another within the first Test from August 4 whereas Australia will play England in 5 Tests later this 12 months in Ashes. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, these excursions would be the solely two sequence having 5 Test matches within the second WTC cycle. As per the report, Australia will tour India in 2021 for 4 Tests. The ICC has not but selected the schedule and the venue for the summit conflict.
Teams will play three residence and as many away sequence and the excursions which have been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic within the opening WTC cycle won’t be carried ahead.
India will play 19 Tests whereas Australia and South Africa will play 15 matches. England will compete in 21 Tests, essentially the most by any workforce within the second WTC cycle.
ICC has determined to provide every Test the identical variety of factors.
A tie will give every workforce six factors whereas a draw will earn them 4. 12 factors will likely be given to the profitable workforce for every match whereas one level will be deducted for gradual over charges.
“Instead of every sequence being price the identical variety of factors, 120, regardless of whether or not the sequence is performed over two Tests or 5 Tests, the subsequent cycle will see every match being price the identical variety of factors, a most of 12 per match,” ESPNcricinfo quoted ICC’s appearing chief government officer Geoff Allardice as saying.
“Teams will likely be ranked on the proportion of obtainable factors they received from the matches they’ve performed. The purpose was to try to simplify the factors system and to permit groups to be meaningfully in contrast on the desk at any level, although they could have performed differing numbers of matches and sequence,” he stated.
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