The first cycle of the ICC World Test Championship got underway with the Ashes 2019. Each of the top 9 Test playing nations will play six bilateral series- three home and three away (see full schedule). The teams can earn a maximum of 120 points from a series (see full points distribution system).
|3. New Zealand||2||1||1||0||0||60|
|4. Sri Lanka||2||1||1||0||0||60|
|6. West Indies||2||0||2||0||0||0|
|9. South Africa||3||0||3||0||0||0|
M- Matches played; W- Matches won; L- Matches lost; T- Matches tied; D- Matches drawn; P- Points
(The points table is updated until the second test match between Australia and Pakistan)
The cycle ends in 2021, after each of the teams complete their six series. The top two teams then, would contest in a one-off finals at Lord’s to be crowned as the World Test Champion.