West Indies
Following a five-Test series against England, India will commence their 2021-23 World Test Championship with a five-Test trip to the West Indies.

New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Australia will play England, South Africa, and Bangladesh in the next World Test Championship cycle, which will be hosted by India and visit England, South Africa, and Bangladesh.

After a three-year hiatus, India is once again scheduled to not play Pakistan in the second cycle of the World Test Championship. The following round will take place over the next two years, commencing with the next series against England. Rule #1 states that each of the nine nations in the World Test Championship (WTC) calendar have a team of their choice to face six other teams of the same choice. India will face Sri Lanka in the 2021-2023 cycle, rather than the West Indies, whom they played in the 2019 World Test Championship (WTC) in its inaugural year. India will tour South Africa from December 2021 to January 2022, followed by an away series against Bangladesh in November 2022.

The headline four Tests away from home against Australia, set for a timeframe spanning from September to November of next year, will be the biggest series apart from the Tests in England during the summer.

Both India and New Zealand will face off in two Test matches against one other in November of this year, followed by the country being toured by South Africa.

In the upcoming Cricket World Cup, 12 points will be awarded for a win, four for a draw, and six for a tie. The ICC went on to say that the standings will be determined based on the points a team has won.

Earlier, a team winning a Test series in a two-match series got 60 points, while a team winning a five-game series got 24 points.

Previously, the company had indicated that the new standardized scoring system for the WTC 2 cycle was expected to be instituted. To simplify the points system, the ICC’s acting CEO, Geoff Allardice, stated the changes were made.

The old points system was simplified as a result of user input. In order to propose a new uniform points system for each match, the Cricket Committee took this into consideration, Allardice stated in a statement.

During the epidemic, we had to adapt our scoring system to a points system that took into account the proportion of points available for each team. All series could not be completed during that time period, hence the need for this adjustment.”

The use of this assisted us in determining the finalists and allowed us to complete the competition on time. It was also a great way to make comparison-based judgments regardless of how many games a team had already played.

Although the 2018 India-England series will be the only other five-match affair in the second cycle that finishes in June 2023, the Ashes in that same year will be the only other test series in the second cycle that has a June 2023 finish date. This upcoming cycle will be the only four-Test series to visit India.

Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, after the Indian team’s loss in the first WTC final, said they needed to “collect new energy” and refocus in the next cycle.

Playing the final of the ICC World Test Championship was a special moment. While all eyes were on the final game, we observed players’ determination throughout the entire tournament.

So wonderful to see so many cricket fans! I’m sure they’re all eagerly awaiting the second edition.” “We’ll begin a new cycle by taking on England in a series.”

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who recently led his country to the World T20 title, claimed WTC had reinvigorated interest in the traditional style of the game.

“Without a doubt, the World Trade Center has given Test cricket new purpose and relevance, and to see the attention that was drawn to the Final versus India was amazing,” he remarked.

We realize it will be difficult to defend the title, but our major goal is to focus on being ready for all the events ahead while continuing to keep our level of performance at the top.

Following the recent series against the West Indies, England’s Joe Root likened the upcoming five-Test match against India to a “thought-provoking task.”

“Our campaign begins in the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship, which means we face the most successful teams from the prior tournament,” he explained.

“India is a fine all-round team and testing it under our own conditions would be beneficial. We missed the last qualification narrowly and are trying to perform better this time.”

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