The inaugural edition of the ICC Test Championship, which began on August 1, 2019, will see the top nine teams in the world competing in 71 matches across 27 series for a period of over two years.

Organised by the member boards, the matches are being played just like any bilateral series, but with the added context of a competition and one champion team. Every game in a series has points on offer as the world’s best teams go head to head with a total of 120 points on offer for each series.

After the end of all the games, the top two teams with most points will take part in the ICC WTC final in June 2021 in the United Kingdom where the winners will be crowned champion.

Here is what the points table looks like after the first few matches:

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The WTC points table as of December 2, 2019, updated after the second Test between Australia and Pakistan:

Team Matches Played Matches Won Matches Drawn Matches Lost Total Points Won
India 7 7 0 0 360
Australia 7 4 1 2 176
New Zealand 2 1 0 1 60
Sri Lanka 2 1 0 1 60
England 5 2 1 2 56
West Indies 2 0 0 2 0
Bangladesh 2 0 0 2 0
Pakistan 2 0 0 2 0
South Africa 3 0 0 3 0
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