World Test Championship format: The Sportsrush presents Team India’s entire schedule for competing for the Test championship
The first edition of the World Test Championship is all set to commence from August 1, 2019 with The Ashes series at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.
In the Championship, nine top-ranked teams in the ICC Test ranking will play six series each — three at home and three away — against mutually chosen opponents over the two-year cycle.
Every series is worth 120 points, irrespective of the number of Tests in it. So, a team can score a maximum of 720 points over a cycle. The two sides with the most points at the end of the cycle will contest the final in England in June 2021 to decide the winner.
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India’s entire schedule for competing in the Test Championships
Team India will begin its Test Championship campaign with the two-match away Test series against West Indies beginning from August 22, 2019 in Antigua.
THE TEST CHAMPIONSHIP IS HERE .
The world cup is done , and test championship ( 2019 – 2021 ) is beginning from THE ASHES.
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— Manoj Kumar (@_Manojkumarr) July 23, 2019
India will play its three Home series against South Africa, Bangladesh, and England. Thus, they will play a total of 10 Home Test matches– three versus South Africa (October-November 2019); two versus Bangladesh (November 2019); and five versus England (January- February 2021).
India will play its three Away series against West Indies, New Zealand, and Australia. Thus, they will play a total of 8 Away Test matches– two versus West Indies (July-August 2019); two versus New Zealand (February 2020), and four versus Australia (December 2020).
Here’s the breakdown:
July-August 2019: Two away Tests in West Indies
October-November 2019: Three home Tests against South Africa
November 2019: Two home Tests against Bangladesh
February 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand
December 2020: Four away Tests in Australia
January-February 2021: Five home Tests against England
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