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ICC WTC Final, Date, Schedule, Team, Player, Points Table, ICC World Test Championship all details

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ICC WTC Final, Date, Schedule, Team, Player, Points Table, ICC World Test Championship all details.

ICC WTC: The International Cricket Council (ICC) back in 2012 initiated the ideas to revive the longest and oldest form of cricket. Test Cricket was being overshadowed by the shorter formats, especially league cricket. 

The idea to revive test cricket was soon brought into force as ICC introduced the World Test Championship to determine the World Test Champions.

Earlier the test champions were announced and given the Test Mace (Test Trophy) on the basis of Test team ranking, however, this idea didn’t look feasible in the long run.

After two failed attempts to organise the ICC Test event in 2013 and 2017, ICC on 1 August 2019, ICC officially announced the ICC World Test Championship under which all the participating teams will play at least six test series.

A test series comprises two test games to five test games depending upon the two teams. The points were also divided on the basis of games played and matches won.

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Teams:

Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Points table:

PositionTeamsPCT(%)PointsSeries PlayedWonLostDrawn
2New Zealand704805740
6South Africa30.02403380
7West Indies23.83600260
8Sri Lanka16.72400161
ICC World Test Championship Points Table

The points for the World test Championship were earlier awarded on the basis of the number of matches won by a team.

For a two games test series, the ICC awarded 60 points on a win, 30 points on a tie or draw and nil on losing the game. Similarly, for a three games Test series between two teams, the global body awarded 40 points on a win, 20 points on a draw or a tie while nothing on loss.

The four games Test series had 30 points on win, 15 points on a tie or a draw while nil for loss and for a five games test series, teams were awarded 24 points for a win, 12 points for a tie, 08 points for a draw, and 0 points for a loss.

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Matches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat
Tabular representation of points distribution

The points distribution initially looked good for the teams and India were leading the charts in all the aspects.

The dreaded pandemic then arrived and it changed the whole dynamics of the tournament. The ICC was forced to make some amendments to the points table and its distribution as most of the tours and test series got cancelled or postponed.

The ICC came up with the idea of implementing a winning percentage system rather than points on a win.

The Percentage of Points (POP) system had the idea of arranging the teams in the points table on the basis of the percentage of points earned by a particular side out of the total number of points contented.

Let’s understand it with an example. India played six series in the World Test Championship, which means, a total of 720 points were at stake for India out of which India won 520 points. By this, the total win percentage of India comes out to be 72.2 per cent.

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final Date, Venue, Time, Teams :

The final of the ICC World Test Championship will be held between India and New Zealand. The game will begin on June 18th at Rose Bowl Southampton.

Match: India vs New Zealand

Day/Date: Friday- Tuesday, Jun 18- Jun 22.

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

Time: 3:30 PM (10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL).

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final Weather Forecast:

According to the weather forecast, the fans will be disappointed. On June 18 and 19, the forecast predicted that Southampton would be hit by a thunderstorm with an 80 per cent chance of rain. 

All the five days of play will have some rain spells.

In case of time lost due to bad weather, the ICC has already kept a reserve day on June 23 to make up for any time lost.

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Complete Schedule:

Starting dateSeries nameTeamsNo. of matches
1 Aug 2019The AshesEngland v Australia5
14 Aug 2019NZ tour of SL 2019Sri Lanka v New Zealand2
22 Aug 2019IND tour of WI 2019West Indies v India2
02 Oct 2019Freedom TrophyIndia v South Africa3
14 Nov 2019BAN tour of IND 2019India v Bangladesh2
21 Nov 2019ENG tour of NZ 2019New Zealand v England2
21 Nov 2019PAK tour of AUS 2019Australia v Pakistan2
12 Dec 2019Trans-Tasman TrophyAustralia v New Zealand3
26 Dec 2019Basil D’Oliveira TrophySouth Africa v England4
7 Feb 2020BAN tour of PAK 2020Pakistan v Bangladesh2
21 Feb 2020IND tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v India2
19 Mar 2020ENG tour of SL 2020Sri Lanka v England2
8 Jul 2020WI tour of ENG 2020England v West Indies4
5 Aug 2020PAK tour of ENG 2020England v Pakistan3
17 Dec 2020Border Gavaskar TrophyAustralia v India4
3 Dec 2020WI tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v West Indies3
26 Dec 2020PAK tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v Pakistan2
26 Dec 2020SL tour of SA 2021South Africa v Sri Lanka2
14 Jan 2021ENG tour of SL 2021England v Sri Lanka2
3 Feb 2021WI tour of BAN 2021Bangladesh v West Indies3
5 Feb 2021ENG tour of IND 2021India v England5
26 Jan 2021SA tour of PAK 2021Pakistan v South Africa2
21 March 2021SL tour of WI 2021West Indies v Sri Lanka2
21 April 2021BAN tour of SL 2021Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh2
18 Jun 2021India vs New Zealand 2021 (Final)India vs New Zealand1
ICC World Test Championship Schedule

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Most Runs Scored:

Australian dashing batsman Marnus Labuschagne is the leading run-getter in the ICC World Test Championship. Labuschagne scored 1,675 runs in 13 test games at an average of 72.82. 

Joe Root followed the lead of his Aussie counterpart. Root is the second-highest run-getter with 1,660 runs in 20 test games for England. 

He is followed by Steve Smith (1,341 runs), Ben Stokes (1,334 runs) and Ajinkya Rahane (1,095 runs).

Marnus Labuschagne13230167572.8221559
Joe Root20372166047.4322838
Steve Smith13221134163.8521147
Ben Stokes1732313344617646
Ajinkya Rahane17283109543.811536
Table of Highest Run Getters in ICC World Test Championship

ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Most Wickets:

The chart of most wickets is led by Australian pacer Pat Cummins with 70 Test wickets in 14 games. Cummins is also leading the ICC Test Bowlers Ranking.

He is followed by English pacer Stuart Broad with 69 wickets in 16 test games. 

Indian spinner R Ashwin is at three with 67 wickets while Nathan Lyon and Tim Southee are at four and five with 56 and 51 test wickets respectively.

Pat Cummins1428701472555.321.0210
Stuart Broad1631691386499.320.0821
R Ashwin1324671399524.420.8840
Nathan Lyon1427561757630.531.3741
Tim Southee1020511054390.320.6630

India’s Squad for ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final:

Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja. Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj.

India’s Predicted Playing11 for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final:

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli ©, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.

New Zealand’s Squad for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final:

Kane Williamson (C), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling and Will Young.

New Zealand’s Predicted Playing11 for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final:

Tom Latham, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

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