The ICC World Test Championship is up and running at the moment. The much-awaited competition started with the high-voltage Ashes in August. The five-match series ended 2-2 as England and Australia shared the spoils. Number one ranked team India then hit the grounds running to put themselves on the top of the points table and then further bolster it.
While no other team has even touched the 100-points mark yet, India have collected a staggering 300 points after winning all of their six games so far. New Zealand and Sri Lanka are second and third respectively with 60 points in their kitty. The ICC World Test Championship is still in its early stage and thus there are lot of confusion surrounding it.
The point system was one of them as the fans found it hard to understand why different games had different points. The format of the tournament is not easy to understand either. According to the format, each nation would play six series under the Test Championship, with three of those being played at home while the others would be played away.
Consequently, not all the series that the teams will play during the duration of the tournament will be a part of the competition. The best example is the ongoing series between England and New Zealand. New Zealand are hosting the 50-over World Champions for two-match Test series. However, the series is not a part of the ICC World Test Championship.
The reason behind it is the limited number of series teams are allowed to play in the tournament. Thus if the series were to be included in the Championship, then England would’ve played an away series more. Such a scenario would have completely messed up the entire point system.