Updated: 14 January 2023
ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023: Stats, Records, Updated Points Table, And All You Need To Know. The International cricket council (ICC), the governing body of cricket in the world in its attempt to revive test cricket, brought a unique concept in 2019, with the name of the ICC Test championship.
The main objective behind it was to have separate pinnacle trophies for all three formats. According to the format of the ICC Test championship, each test-playing nation is supposed to play home and away matches over 2 years. At the end of the second year, the top 2 teams will play in the finals.
ICC Test championship 2019-2021: Overview
The first edition of the ICC Test championship began in 2019 with the iconic Ashes series and culminated with the final match between India and New Zealand. New Zealand defeated India in the finals of the world test championship played between 18-23 June 2021 at Southampton.
ICC Test championship 2021-2023: Overview
The second cycle of the ICC Test championship started on 4th August 2021 with a test match between India and England. It is scheduled to finish on March 31st, 2023. The final of the second cycle of the ICC Test championship will be played at the Oval in the month of June 2023.
ICC WTC Format
The second cycle of the ICC Test championship will be played over two years, with 69 matches, covering 27 series scheduled for the league stage from which the top two teams will advance to the final. Each participating team is scheduled to play six series, with three at home and three away.
For every win, 12 points will be awarded. If the match ends in a tie, 6 points will be awarded. If there is no result, 4 points will be given. There will be 0 points if the team loses.
ICC Test Championship 2021-2023: Top Stats
Most runs- Joe Root (England) – 1915 runs- 40 innings.
Highest score- Tom Lathom (New Zealand) – 252 vs Bangladesh
Best batting average- Jamie Overton (England)- 97
Highest runs- England -657 vs Pakistan
Highest victory margin- New Zealand (innings and 276 runs) vs South Africa
Most centuries- Joe Root (England) – 8
Most fifties- Joe Root (England)-14
Most sixes- Ben Stokes (England)-28
Most wickets- Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 61
Best bowling figures in a match- AY Patel (New Zealand)- 14/225 vs India
Most dismissals as a wicketkeeper- Rishabh Pant (India)- 48
ICC Test Championship 2021-2023: Updated Points Table: