WTC Schedule 2021-2023 | ICC Test Championship Schedule 2021 to 2023 & Match Details

World Test Championship Schedule 2021-2023: Full List of matches and series details

New Zealand lifted the inaugural World Test Championship title.

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New Zealand. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

The inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) was certainly a massive success as it gave new relevance to Test cricket. With stakes in a Test match being increased, the teams leave no stones unturned, to win the game. Subsequently, there was a rise in the quality of Test cricket. After two years of grinding and hard-fought Test cricket, India and New Zealand became the finalists of the first WTC final.

The prestigious title was eventually lifted by the Kiwis as they defeated India by eight wickets in the summit clash in Southampton. With the inaugural WTC concluded, the focus has been shifted to the second edition of the gala competition, which got underway with the recently-concluded England vs India 1st Test in Nottingham.

The final will take place in 2023. According to the format of WTC, each country will play 3 home series and 3 away series in this cycle. There’s also a change in the points system. Instead of the entire series, points will be given on a match-by-match basis. Teams will be awarded a total of 12 points for each match they win in this cycle, six for a tie, four for a draw, and zero for a loss.

However, the percentage of points will continue to be the primary criteria for ranking. Hence, teams all over the world must gear up to make a mark in the second World Test Championship cycle. Powerhouses like New Zealand, India, and Australia are deemed favorites to get the glory. However, with each team getting to play three home series, unpredictable results might also be witnessed.

Meanwhile, here’s the complete schedule of the ICC World Test Championship.

England vs India

1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, August 4 – August 8

2nd Test at Lord’s, London, August 12 – August 16

3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds, August 25- August 29

4th Test at Kennington Oval, London, September 2 – September 6

5th Test at Emirates Edgbaston, Birmingham, July 1 – July 5 ’22 (rescheduled)

West Indies vs Pakistan

1st Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, August 12 – August 16

2nd Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, August 20 – August 24

India vs New Zealand

1st Test – November 2021

2nd Test – November 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

1st Test – November 2021

2nd Test – November 2021

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

1st Test – December 2021

2nd Test – December 2021

Ashes 2021-22

1st Test at the Gabba, Brisbane, December 8- December 12

2nd Test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, December 16-December 20

3rd Test at the MCG, Melbourne, 30 December 26– December 30

4th Test at the SCG, Sydney, January 5 – January 9

5th Test at the Optus Stadium, Perth, January 14 – January 18

New Zealand vs Bangladesh

1st Test – December 2021

2nd Test – January 2022

South Africa vs India

1st Test – December 2021

2nd Test – December 2021

3rd Test – January 2021

Pakistan vs Australia

1st Test – February 2022

2nd Test – February 2022

India vs Sri Lanka

1st Test – February 2022

2nd Test – February 2022

3rd Test – March 2022

West Indies vs England

1st Test – March 2022

2nd Test – March 2022

3rd Test – March 2022

South Africa vs Bangladesh

1st Test – March 2022

2nd Test – March 2022

West Indies vs Bangladesh

1st Test – June 2022

2nd Test – June 2022

England vs New Zealand

1st Test – June 2022

2nd Test – June 2022

3rd Test – June 2022

Pakistan vs England

1st Test – October 2022

2nd Test – October 2022

3rd Test – October 2022

India vs Australia

1st Test – October/ November 2022

2nd Test – October/ November 2022

3rd Test – October/ November 2022

4th Test – October/ November 2022

Bangladesh vs India

1st Test – November 2022

2nd Test – November 2022

Pakistan vs New Zealand

1st Test – November 2022

2nd Test – November 2022