What is the eventual fate of the World Test Championship (WTC) in the current Covid pandemic? “No choices have been taken up ’til now, the WTC will be talked about at the Board gatherings this week,” an International Cricket Council (ICC) representative imparted to The Indian Express. The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee meeting is planned for Monday followed by Board gatherings on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to the first timetable, each group in the continuous World Test Championship cycle was to play six arrangement, with the main two groups fitting the bill for the last, scheduled for June one year from now. Every arrangement is allocated 120 focuses, paying little mind to the number of Tests challenged. Be that as it may, in a pool of nine, not all groups have played a similar number of arrangements. Starting at now, just India is probably going to finish its quantity of six arrangements. In a Covid-impeded season, and with the late March to May window saved for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the ICC has a current task to work out an answer.
Two-coordinate arrangement: Win-Tie-Draw (Per Test) – 60-30-20
Three-coordinate arrangement: Win-Tie-Draw (Per Test) – 40-20-13
Four-coordinate arrangement: Win-Tie-Draw (Per Test) – 30-15-10
Five-coordinate arrangement: Win-Tie-Draw (Per Test) – 24-12-8
Arrangement Played: 4; Points: 360
India sits on the table and their next task is a four-Test arrangement in Australia, beginning on December 17. India had three arrangements wins surprisingly before they lost 0-2 in New Zealand prior to this year. Regarding the level of focuses (PCT) won out of the absolute number of focuses challenged, India’s count is 0.750 right now. Their runs per wicket proportion (RPW), as well, is superior to the others, 2.011.
India’s visit Down Under will be trailed by a five-coordinate home arrangement against England in February-March. India’s favorable position is that the Covid-constrained break didn’t hamper their WTC installations and they are set to satisfy their amount of six arrangements. An arrangement win in Australia will adequately take them to the WTC last.
Arrangement Played: 3; Points: 296
The pandemic constrained the retraction of Australia’s two-Test arrangement in Bangladesh in June this year. Australia, right now at No. 2, trail India by 64, and a decisive victory or a 3-0 arrangement win in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will see them arrive at the highest point of the table. Australia’s PCT right now is 0.822, while its RPW is 1.604. Their next task is a three-Test arrangement in South Africa right on time one year from now.
Britain will visit India for a five-coordinate arrangement in February-March one year from now. (Record)
Arrangement Played: 4; Points: 292
It is found out that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is attempting to reschedule their deferred arrangement against Sri Lanka – the two-coordinate elastic in March that was dropped without a ball being bowled. Without the rescheduling, however, England’s best two destiny, to a degree, will rely upon how Australia passage against India throughout the following two months. In the event that Australia outperforms India in the focuses table, England may need to succeed at least by a 3-0 edge in India to get into the main two. Britain’s PCT and RPW right now are 0.608 and 1.223 individually.
Arrangement Played: 3; Points: 180
New Zealand’s visit through Bangladesh for a two-Test arrangement in August-September was deferred because of the pandemic. As indicated by an ICC functionary, if there should be an occurrence of rescheduling, each dropped/deferred arrangement must be rescheduled, which could be quite troublesome under the current circumstance. It is found out that the worldwide body should think about parting focuses as a possibility for the dropped/deferred arrangement. New Zealand’s next two tasks are a home arrangement of two Tests each against West Indies and Pakistan in the Southern summer. So the Kiwis actually have 240 focuses to play for and decisive victories will see them move essentially up the stepping stool. New Zealand’s PCT and RPW right now are 0.500 and 0.883 individually.
Arrangement Played: 4; Points: 166
Pakistan could play just one home Test against Bangladesh, as the second one in Karachi in April was dropped without a ball being bowled. Pakistan is planned to visit New Zealand for a two-Test arrangement prior to facilitating South Africa for another two-Test arrangement. Pakistan, as well, may require decisive victories in their next two arrangement to become top-two competitors. Pakistan so far has won just a single arrangement out of four and their PCT and RPW right now are 0.395 and 0.853 separately.
Arrangement Played: 2; Points: 80
Sri Lanka passed up a home Test arrangement against England (two Tests) and Bangladesh (3). They are planned to visit South Africa in a month for a two-Test arrangement followed by two additional Tests in the West Indies. The Lankans are yet to make sure about an arrangement win.
West Indies players took a knee before the beginning of each test against England in July. (Document)
Arrangement Played: 2; Points: 40
West Indies’ two-Test arrangement against South Africa in July-August was dropped. They, as well, are yet to win an arrangement. Their next three tasks are two Tests in New Zealand, three in Bangladesh, and two additional Tests at home against Sri Lanka.
Arrangement Played: 2; Points: 24
The Proteas are set to play three Test arrangements in the following, not many months. One of them is a three-coordinate undertaking against Australia. Prior to that, they will have Sri Lanka for two Tests and are planned to play a two-coordinate away arrangement against Pakistan. The Saffers haven’t won an arrangement yet.
Arrangement Played: 2; Points 0
They passed up a three-Test arrangement in Sri Lanka and a two-Test home arrangement against New Zealand. Their lone WTC task left is a three-coordinate home arrangement against West Indies.
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