Schedule, Points system, everything you need to know about the ICC test Championship starting from Aug

Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 (14:11 IST)
New Delhi: If you are a cricket fan and missing cricket fever after the culmination of ICC cricket world cup 2019, this is a good news for you.The inaugural World Test Championship is starting Next month.
The revamped Future Tours Programme (FTP), starting with the Ashes series in England and India’s tour of West Indies (Test Matches) , will see teams play three home and away series over a two-year cycle. The top two teams will then progress to a June 2021 final.
 
The long-awaited Championship, involving the nine top-ranked test nations competing in a league between Aug 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021, has been designed to give more meaning to test series for cricket fans.
 
The final league game of the Championship is set to take place in April, 2021, with Sri Lanka hosting the touring West Indies in a two-test series.
 
ICC chief executive David Richardson said the new would provide context around all bilateral international fixtures.

Point System 
Matches in Series Points for a win Points for a tie Points for a draw
2 60 30 20
3 40 20 13.3
4 30 15 10
5 24 12 8

Each series carry 120 points be it a 2 or 5 match test series.
 
Each team can score maximum 720 points in the championship.
 
Unlike the ODI World cup, teams won’t be able to play equal no. of matches.
 
Country-wise Schedule
 
India (18 matches)
 
July-August 2019: 2  away Tests in West Indies
October-November 2019: 3 home Tests against South Africa
November 2019: 2 home Tests against Bangladesh
February 2020: 2 away Tests in New Zealand
December 2020: 4 away Tests in Australia
January-February 2021: 5  home Tests against England
 
Australia (19 matches)
 
July-August-September 2019: 5 Tests away in England (The Ashes)
November 2019: 2  home Tests against Pakistan
December 2019-January 2020: 3 home Tests against New Zealand
February 2020: 2  away Tests against Bangladesh
November-December 2020:4  home Tests against India
February-March 2021: 3 away Tests against South Africa
 
Bangladesh (14 matches)
 
November 2019: 2 away Tests in India
January-February 2020: 2 away Tests in Pakistan
February 2020: 2  home Tests against Australia
July-August 2020: 3  away Tests in Sri Lanka
August-September 2020: 2 home Tests against New Zealand
January-February 2021: 3 home Tests against Windies
 
England (22 matches)
 
July-August 2019: 5 Five Tests at home against Australia (The Ashes)
December 2019-January 2020: 4 away Tests in South Africa
March 2020: 2  away Tests in Sri Lanka
June-July 2020: 3 home Tests against Windies
July-August 2020: 3 home Tests against Pakistan
January-February 2021: 5  away Tests in India
New Zealand (14 matches)
July-August 2019: 2 away Tests in Sri Lanka
December 2019-January 2020: 3 away Tests in Australia
February 2020: 2 home Tests against India
August-September 2020: 2  away Tests in Bangladesh
November-December 2020: 3 home Tests against Windies
December 2020: 2  home Tests against Pakistan
 
Pakistan (13 matches)
 
October 2019: 2 home Tests against Sri Lanka
November-December 2019: 2  away Tests in Australia
January-February 2020: 2  home Tests against Bangladesh
July-August 2020: 3  away Tests in England
December 2020: 2 away Tests in New Zealand
January-February 2021: 2 home Tests against South Africa
 
Sri Lanka (16 matches)
 
July-August 2019: 2  home Tests against New Zealand
October 2019: 2  away Tests against Pakistan
March-April 2020: 2  home Tests against England
July-August 2020: 3  home Tests against Bangladesh
January 2021: 2  away Tests in South Africa
February-March 2021: 2  away Tests in West Indies
 
South Africa (13 matches)
 
October 2019: 3 away Tests in India
December 2019-January 2020 – 4  home Tests against England
July-August 2020: 2  away Tests in West Indies
January 2021:2  home Tests against Sri Lanka
January-February 2021: 2  away Tests against Pakistan
February-March 2021: 3 home Tests against Australia
 
West Indies (15 matches)
 
July-August 2019: 2  home Tests against India
June-July 2020:3 away Tests in England
July-August 2020: 2  home Tests against South Africa
November-December 2020: 3  away Tests in New Zealand
January-February 2021: 3 away Tests in Bangladesh
February-March 2021: 2  home Tests in Sri Lanka