All you need to know about World Test Championship schedule

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All you need to know about World Test Championship schedule

Postby Raj92 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:02 am

The first-ever Future Tours Programme featuring a World Test Championship and a ODI Qualification League has been released by the ICC’s Full Members, and will span a five-year period from 2018 to 2023. The nine top-ranked Test nations will slug it out for the Test Championship over two two-year cycles starting in June 2019, with a six-series league phase followed by a final featuring the top two sides. The ODI league will begin in 2020 and feature the twelve Test-playing nations and Netherlands, the 13th ranked side which qualified from the World Cricket League Championship. The top eight sides from this league will qualify automatically for the 2023 World Cup.

Not all matches will count towards the Test Championship and the ODI League, and teams will play bilateral series whose outcomes will not affect these competitions. So, who will play whom? And when, and where? Here’s the complete schedule for each nation.
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Re: All you need to know about World Test Championship schedule

Postby raja » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:00 pm

Thanks, Raj.

Is it normal for Australia to play only 47 Tests in a 5-year horizon?

England was always no.1, but I thought Australia played as many Tests, if not more, than BCCI.

At this rate Kohli will go ahead of Steve Smith.

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Re: All you need to know about World Test Championship schedule

Postby Going South » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:06 pm

errr. why bangladesh is playing that many? they are goody two shoes team that don’t deserve to play that many. i seriously doubt them to play all 5 days on ANY test match.

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Re: All you need to know about World Test Championship schedule

Postby raja » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Oh, I didn't notice that.
Yes, Bangladesh playing almost as many Tests as Australia is a surprise.
But then SL is also playing almost the same number of Tests.
As is Windies.

So the real surprise for me here is Australia.

Playing less than I'd have expected them to.

But overall, doesn't it look like Test cricket is being reduced?

Does anyone have comparable stats for May 2013-May2018?