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Test Cricket Championship Points Table; Team India At Top

Ongoing Ashes series has proved that Test cricket is still alive and is the most interesting format of the game. After the first 3 tests, the greatest test series is levelled at 1-1. Ben Stokes’ courageous knock in 3rd test has kept the series alive. However, both England and Australia are behind India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Test Cricket Championship point table.

Currently, India is playing a 2-match test series against West Indies and have already won the first match. New Zealand and Sri Lanka have also started their test Championship campaign. Both ended the 2-match series win 1 win each.

However, the points system of the ICC test championship is a bit complicated. The points on a win will be given differently based on the number of matches in series. A team can get a maximum of 120 points in each series. Here below is the full points system of the championship.

  • 2-match series (Points Per Match): Win: 60 points, Draw: 20 points, Tie: 30 points, Loss: 0 points
  • 3-match series (Points Per Match): Win: 40 points, Draw: 13.5 points, Tie: 20 points, Loss: 0 points
  • 4-match series (Points Per Match): Win: 30 points, Draw: 10 points, Tie: 15 points, Loss: 0 points
  • 5-match series (Points Per Match): Win: 24 points, Draw: 8 points, Tie: 12 points, Loss: 0 points

Test Cricket Championship Points Table

Currently, India is at the top with 60 points after one win in 2-match series. England and Australia playing a 5-match series, so they got 24 points for the win.

  1. India: Matches – 1, Won – 1, Lost – 0, Draw – 0, Points – 60
  2. New Zealand: Matches – 2, Won – 1, Lost – 1, Draw – 0, Points – 60
  3. Sri Lanka: Matches – 2, Won – 1, Lost – 1, Draw – 0, Points – 60
  4. Australia: Matches – 3, Won – 1, Lost – 1, Draw – 1, Points – 32
  5. England: Matches – 3, Won – 1, Lost – 1, Draw – 1, Points – 32
  6. West Indies: Matches – 1, Won – 0, Lost – 1, Draw – 0, Points – 0

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However, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh have yet to play their first match of the test championship. Each team will play 6 series as the part of the championship. In the end, Top 2 teams on the points table will play the final at Lord’s Cricket Ground on June 2021.

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