The ICC officially confirmed on Wednesday that the teams will be awarded 12 standardized points for a win, four for a draw and six for a draw in the second round of the World Trials which begins with the five-game series. between India and England in August.
The ICC further stated that the percentage of points earned will be used to determine the ranking in the 2021-23 cycle.
Previously, each set of tests had a value of 120 points, which resulted in some inequality in the table, as a team winning a test in a two-game streak got 60 points compared to a five-game streak where a victory of test is evaluated at 24 points.
The PTI had announced last month that the ICC would soon introduce the new standardized points system for the second cycle of the WTC.
ICC Acting Managing Director Geoff Allardice said the changes were made to simplify the points system while learning from last year’s disruption.
“We have received comments that the previous point system needs to be simplified. The cricket committee took this into consideration when proposing a new standardized points system for each match. He maintained the principle of making sure all matches in a WTC series count towards standing, while accepting series that vary in length between two and five tests, ”Allardice said in a statement from the ICC.
“During the pandemic, we had to change to rank the teams on the points table using the percentage of available points earned by each team, as not all heats could be completed.
“It helped us determine the finalists and we were able to finish the championship on schedule. This method also allowed us to compare the relative performance of the teams at all times, regardless of the number of matches played.”
Other than the India-England series, the Ashes later this year will be the only other five-game second-round affair that ends in June 2023.
Australia’s tour of India next year is the only four-test round in the upcoming cycle.
The nine test teams will play a total of six series – three at home and three away, just like the previous edition.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that after losing the inaugural WTC final to New Zealand, he expects his team to come together with “new energy” in the new round, which begins with the first. test against England from August 4.
“It was great to have played in the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in what was a memorable competition. Not just the final, we saw the determination of the players throughout the first one. edition of the championship, ”Kohli said.
“The follow-up from cricket fans was also great, and I’m sure they will all look forward to the second edition. We will come together with new energy for the next cycle starting with our series against England.”
Defending champion, New Zealand skipper Kane
said the WTC has rekindled people’s interest in the traditional format of the game.
“It was obviously quite special to win the first ICC World Trials Championship in Southampton last month and it’s exciting to now consider the second edition.
“The WTC certainly added more context and brought new meaning to the cricket test and it was great to see the interest that was generated around the final against India,” he said.
“We know that trying to defend the title will be a huge challenge, but our goal will be to make sure we prepare as best as we can for the tours ahead and try to maintain our level of performance.”
England captain Joe Root describes the upcoming five-test duel against India as an “interesting challenge”.
“We are starting our campaign in the second edition of the ICC World Trials Championship against the finalists from last time, which is an interesting challenge right away,” he said.
“India are a great all-round team and it would be nice to test them under our conditions at home. We narrowly missed qualifying for the final last time around and are looking to do better this time around.”