India vs England sequence to kick off the second version of World Take a look at Championship

The five-match Take a look at sequence between India and England will mark the second version of the World Take a look at Championship, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Wednesday.

Within the 2021-2023 cycle, the ICC additionally confirmed the factors system. Every match of the upcoming WTC will now be contested for a similar variety of factors – 12 for a win, 4 for a draw and 6 for a tie, shifting away from the earlier system the place the identical variety of factors have been allotted to every sequence, divided throughout the variety of matches performed.

ICC Performing Chief Government Geoff Allardice stated the modifications had been made to simplify the factors system whereas taking learnings from the disruption final 12 months.

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“We acquired suggestions that the earlier factors system wanted to be simplified. The Cricket Committee took this into consideration when proposing a brand new, standardized factors system for every match. It maintained the precept of making certain that each one matches in a WTC sequence depend in direction of a crew’s standing, whereas accommodating sequence various in size between two Assessments and 5 Assessments.

“In the course of the pandemic we needed to change to rating groups on the factors desk utilizing the proportion of accessible factors gained by every crew, since all sequence couldn’t be accomplished. This helped us decide the finalists and we have been in a position to full the championship throughout the scheduled timeframe. This methodology additionally allowed us to match the relative efficiency of groups at any time, no matter what number of matches they’d performed.”

As within the first version of the championship, the 9 groups will play six sequence every, three residence and three away with the deadline being 31 March 2023.

India will play residence sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia, whereas the away sequence will embody the sequence in opposition to England, Bangladesh and South Africa.

“It was nice to have performed the ultimate of the ICC World Take a look at Championship in opposition to New Zealand in what was a memorable contest. Not simply the ultimate, we noticed the willpower of gamers all through the primary version of the championship,” India captain Virat Kohli stated.

“The next of cricket lovers too was nice to see, and I’m certain they may all be ready eagerly for the second version. We are going to regroup with new vitality for the subsequent cycle beginning with our sequence in opposition to England, hoping to offer our followers so much to cheer about.”

INDIA AT WTC (2021-2023 cycle)

Dwelling sequence (in opposition to): Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia.

Away sequence: England, Bangladesh, South Africa.

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