India has been doing fab in the entire series and has grabbed the win in both T20 and ODI series. Further, India has made its biggest ever victory in the Test cricket with a 318 run win in the first test against West Indies. Along with the significant achievement, India also topped its mark in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.
Looking into the ICC World Test Rankings, India, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka have 60 points under their belt. While India has played a lone Test match, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have played two matches each. Therefore, India is the table-toppers at this point in time.
Australia and England had played three matches having all won, loss and been part of a drawn match too. Both the teams were given away with 32 points each. West Indies, who lost the only match that they have played, are yet to get off the mark.
There was a question raised in the minds regarding the difference in points between India, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka and Australia and England. A pile of queries was posed with a drastic difference of points between the teams in the ICC World Test Rankings.
Playing fewer Tests in the World Test Championship should be a bad thing….but it isn’t. On the contrary, it’s an advantage. India beating WI fetched them 60 points. England beating Australia in #TheAshes got them 24 points. Go figure.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 26, 2019
It is was seen that the Test Championship will have each team playing six Test series – three home and three away. The series which will fall under the Championship will see only two to five matches being played in it.
Each Test series will give a team a chance of accumulating a maximum of 120 points. Therefore, points earned in a two-match series will differ from points earned in a five-match series. The number of points for a Test can be calculated by dividing 120 with the number of Tests in the series.