London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad questioned the points distribution system of the World Test Championship (WTC) and said how the points of the five-match Ashes series and the two-Test series between India and Bangladesh can be equal.
The WTC final will be played between India and New Zealand at the Aegis Bowl in Southampton from 18 to 22 June. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had arranged equal points for each series so that the team playing fewer Test matches would not have the opposite effect.
So far this is absolutely true, it does not seem so —Broad
Speaking to the Press Association, Broad said, “The World Test Championship is a really good concept but I don’t think it is true yet.” It is being organized for the first time. It is beyond my understanding how similar points can be in the five-match Ashes series and the two-Test series between India and Bangladesh. ”
Points awarded according to the result of matches
Under the WTC points system, points were being awarded according to the result of matches, not the result of the series. On winning each match in the five-match series, they were getting 20 percent of the total points available while in the two-match series, they were getting 50 percent of the available points.
It will be difficult for England to make it to the finals
The 34-year-old Broad, who took 517 wickets in 146 Test matches for England, said that it would be extremely difficult for England to reach the WTC final in the current points system. He said, “This is a good concept but it needs to work on the number system. We had a chance, but seeing the more cricket that England’s team plays, it will be difficult for them to make it to the finals in the current system. ”
India had won two consecutive series against Australia and England and had dashed the hopes of these two teams reaching the WTC Finals. Australia was third and England was fourth.
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