ICC World Test Championship schedule of all teams

The International Cricket Council has launched the I which will begin from August 01, 2019 with the Ashes Series 2019, when Australia takes on England in the 1st Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

ICC World Test Championship

Overview of ICC World Test Championship:

The top nine ranked Test nations will be part of this ICC World Test Championship, which will be consist of 71 Test matches in 27 series across duration two years with the final to take place in England in June 2021.

During this two-year, each team will play six series, with each team will play three home and three away series. The top two teams at the end the end of all series will final of the ICC World Test Championship in the England in June 2021.

Participants

The Top nine Teams who will participate in ICC World Test Championship:

  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • England
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • West Indies

Since each team is scheduled to play only six of the eight possible opponents, the ICC has been able to announce that India and Pakistan will not play against each other in the first and second editions of the tournament.

The three teams who will no participate in ICC World Test Championship:

  •  Afghanistan
  •  Ireland
  •  Zimbabwe

These are the three lowest ranked in ICC Test Ranking.

No team is needed to play a fixed of matches in a series. Each team will have to play a min of two Tests and a max of five Tests. Every series will be comprised of 120 points, so teams have a chance to score a maximum of 720 points.

 

Distributions of points in ICC World Test Championship
Matches in series Point for a win Points for a tie Point for a draw Points for a defeat
2 60 30 20 0
3 40 20 13 0
4 30 15 10 0
5 24 12 8 0

 

Purpose Behind ICC World Test Championship:

The ICC World Test Championship has been introduced to bring thrill and excitement in Test cricket. Every game in a series will count for points as the world’s best teams go head to head.

The ICC World Test Championship will help the importance of the longest format of the game and ensures this event just as the World Cups for men and women in the ODI and T20I formats.

ICC Test Championship schedule

Following is the full schedule of each team:

 

Pakistan – 13 Tests (6 Home Series and 7 Away series)

October 2019: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

November 2019-December 2019: Two away Tests in Australia

January 2020-February 2020: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

July 2020-August 2020: Three away Tests in England

December 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

January 2021-February 2021: Two home Tests against South Africa

 

India – 18 Tests (10 Home Series and 8 Away Series)

July 2019-August 2019: Two away Tests in West Indies

October 2019-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 2021-February 2021: Five home Tests against England

 

Australia – 19 Tests (9 Home Series and 10 away Series)

July 2019-August 2019-September 2019: Five Ashes Tests away in England

November 2019: Two home Tests against Pakistan

December 2019-January 2020: Three home Tests against New Zealand

February 2020: Two away Tests against Bangladesh

November 2020-December 2020: Four home Tests against India

February 2021-March 2021: Three away Tests against South Africa

 

England – 22 Tests (11 Home Tests and 11 Away Tests)

July 2019-August 2019: Five Ashes Tests at home against Australia

December 2019-January 2020: Four away Tests in South Africa

March 2020: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

June 2020-July 2020: Three home Tests against West Indies

July 2020-August 2020: Three home Tests against Pakistan

January 2021-February 2021: Five away Tests in India

 

New Zealand – 13 Tests (6 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

July 2019-August 2019: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

December 2019-January 2020: Three away Tests in Australia

February 2020: Two home Tests against India

August 2020-September 2020: Two away Tests in Bangladesh

November 2020-December 2020: Two home Tests against West Indies

December 2020: Two home Tests against Pakistan

 

Sri Lanka – 13 Tests (7 Home Series and 6 Away series)

July 2019-August 2019: Two home Tests against New Zealand

October 2019: Two away Tests against Pakistan

March 2020-April 2020: Two home Tests against England

July 2020-August 2020: Three home Tests against Bangladesh

January 2021: Two away Tests in South Africa

February 2021-March 2021: Two away Tests in West Indies

 

South Africa – 16 Tests (9 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

October 2019: Three away Tests in India

December 2019-January 2020 – Four home Tests against England

July 2020-August 2020: Two away Tests in West Indies

January 2021: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

January 2021-February 2021: Two away Tests against Pakistan

February 2021-March 2021: Three home Tests against Australia

 

West Indies – 15 Tests (6 Home Series and 9 Away Series)

July 2019-August 2019: Two home Tests against India

June 2020-July 2020: Three away Tests in England

July 2020-August 2020: Two home Tests against South Africa

November 2020-December 2020: Three away Tests in New Zealand

January 2021-February 2021: Three away Tests in Bangladesh

February 2021-March 2021: Two home Tests in Sri Lanka

 

Bangladesh – 14 Tests (7 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

November 2019: Two away Tests in India

January 2020-February 2020: Two away Tests in Pakistan

February 2020: Two home Tests against Australia

July 2020-August 2020: Three away Tests in Sri Lanka

August 2020-September 2020: Two home Tests against New Zealand

January 2021-February 2021: Three home Tests against West Indies

Therefore, Total 71 matches will be played by each team in this tournament, and the two teams that each side will not face in this tournament, are as follows.

 

Team Total matches Will not play
 Australia 19  Sri Lanka and  West Indies
 Bangladesh 14  England and  South Africa
 England 22  Bangladesh and  New Zealand
 India 18  Pakistan and  Sri Lanka
 New Zealand 14  England and  South Africa
 Pakistan 13  India and  West Indies
 South Africa 16  Bangladesh and  New Zealand
 Sri Lanka 13  Australia and  India
 West Indies 15  Australia and  Pakistan

 

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