ICC Test Championship 2019-21- Full Schedule

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The first of its kind, ICC Test Championship will get underway when arch-rivals England and Australia go up against each other in the first Test of the Ashes series starting from August 1 at Edgbaston. The tournament, initiated by International Cricket Council (ICC) to revive Test cricket will run for two years till June 2021.

ICC Test Championship to kickoff with Ashes

With the bilateral series losing its craze among the fans, ICC introduced the championship to make it more engaging for the fans. The apex body felt that the introduction of a tournament will also give meaning to the bilateral series as the points accumulated from those matches will help them secure a place in the final at the end of two years. Moreover, it will also give a World champions much like the other two formats.

Ashes.

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The nine top-ranked Test team will play six series each — three at home and three away — against mutually chosen opponents over the two-year cycle. Each series will have 120 points maximum irrespective of the number of matches played. Thus, each side will have a chance to secure a maximum of 720 points and the top two teams with maximum points will progress through to the finals.

Meanwhile, if the final ends in a tie, ICC has a more logical way to find a winner, unlike the ICC World Cup 2019 finals. The team who has finished at the top of the points table will walk away with the coveted trophy in case of a draw.

Here is the full schedule of the ICC Test Championship 2019-21:

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Australia

July-August-September 2019: Five Ashes Tests away in England

November 2019: Two home Tests against Pakistan

December 2019-January 2020: Three home Tests against New Zealand

February 2020: Two away Tests against Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Four home Tests against India

February-March 2021: Three away Tests against South Africa

New Zealand

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

December 2019-January 2020: Three away Tests in Australia

February 2020: Two home Tests against India

August-September 2020: Two away Tests in Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Three home Tests against Windies

December 2020: Two home Tests against Pakistan

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India

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in West Indies

October-November 2019: Three home Tests against South Africa

November 2019: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

February 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

December 2020: Four away Tests in Australia

January-February 2021: Five home Tests against England

Pakistan

October 2019: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

November-December 2019: Two away Tests in Australia

January-February 2020: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in England

December 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Two home Tests against South Africa

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England

July-August 2019: Five Ashes Tests at home against Australia

December 2019-January 2020: Four away Tests in South Africa

March 2020: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

June-July 2020: Three home Tests against Windies

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Pakistan

January-February 2021: Five away Tests in India

Sri Lanka

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against New Zealand

October 2019: Two away Tests against Pakistan

March-April 2020: Two home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Bangladesh

January 2021: Two away Tests in South Africa

February-March 2021: Two away Tests in West Indies

South Africa

October 2019: Three away Tests in India

December 2019-January 2020 – Four home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Two away Tests in West Indies

January 2021: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

January-February 2021: Two away Tests against Pakistan

February-March 2021: Three home Tests against Australia

West Indies

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against India

June-July 2020: Three away Tests in England

July-August 2020: Two home Tests against South Africa

November-December 2020: Three away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three away Tests in Bangladesh

February-March 2021: Two home Tests in Sri Lanka

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Bangladesh

November 2019: Two away Tests in India

January-February 2020: Two away Tests in Pakistan

February 2020: Two home Tests against Australia

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in Sri Lanka

August-September 2020: Two home Tests against New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three home Tests against Windies

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