The ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 began on August 2021. It comprises of the top 9 Test teams playing 6 series, 3 home and 3 away matches, in the two-year period which is decided by the World Test Championship schedule. The Final will be played between the Top Two teams in the ICC Test Championship points table at the Lord’s Ground in London on the 31st of March 2023.
Each country will play 3 home series and 3 away series in this cycle. There’s also a change in the points system. Instead of the entire series, points will be given on a match-by-match basis. Teams will be awarded a total of 12 points for each match they win in this cycle, six for a tie, four for a draw, and zero for a loss. Hence, with each team getting to play three home series, unpredictable results might also be witnessed.
ICC World Test Championship Schedule
Let’s have a look at the complete schedule of the World Test Championship 2021-2023:
|Starting date||Series name||Teams||No. of matches|
|4 Aug 2021||Pataudi Trophy||England v India||5|
|12 Aug 2021||PAK tour of WI||West Indies v Pakistan||2|
|17 Nov 2021||NZ tour of IND||India v New Zealand||2|
|19 Nov 2021||PAK tour of BAN||Bangladesh v Pakistan||2|
|21 Nov 2021||SL tour of BAN||Bangladesh v Sri Lanka||2|
|8 Dec 2021||The Ashes||England v Australia||5|
|17 Dec 2021||IND tour of SA||South Africa v India||3|
|26 Dec 2021||BAN tour of NZ||New Zealand v Bangladesh||2|
|17 Feb 2022||NZ tour of SA||South Africa v New Zealand||2|
|25 Feb 2022||SL tour of IND||India v Sri Lanka||3|
|3 Mar 2022||AUS tour of PAK||Pakistan v Australia||2|
|8 Mar 2022||Richards – Botham Trophy||West Indies v England||3|
|18 Mar 2022||BAN tour of SA||South Africa v Bangladesh||2|
|2 Jun 2022||NZ tour of ENG||England v New Zealand||3|
|16 Jun 2022||BAN tour of WI||West Indies v Bangladesh||2|
|29 Jun 2022||AUS tour of SL||Sri Lanka v Australia||2|
|16 Jul 2022||PAK tour of SL||Sri Lanka v Pakistan||2|
|17 Aug 2022||Basil D’Oliveira Trophy||England v South Africa||3|
|Nov 2022||Ganguly–Durjoy Trophy||Bangladesh v India||2|
|30 Nov 2022||Frank Worrell Trophy||Australia v West Indies||2|
|Dec 2022||England tour of Pakistan||Pakistan v England||3|
|17 Dec 2022||SA tour of AUS||Australia v South Africa||3|
|Feb 2023||Border–Gavaskar Trophy||India v Australia||4|
|Mar 2023||Sir Vivian Richards Trophy||South Africa v West Indies||2|
|13 Mar 2023||SL tour of NZ||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||2|
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