During a recent Wisden Cricket Monthly round table, Michael Holding slammed the ICC World Test Championship points table by describing it ‘ridiculous’. He was of the opinion that teams playing five matches and two matches cannot be rewarded with equal points.
As per the points system, the value for each Test win in a two-match series is 60 points. It’s reduced to 24 for the five-match. So basically, a team can gain up to 120 points regardless of the number of matches.
Also said “at some point, you’re going to have teams who know they cannot get to the final. So those Test matches aren’t going to be all that entertaining. People know it’s just another game.”
Advice should be considered as he is one of the best finest pace bowlers for Westindies and also a commentator. Michael Holding slammed the ICC for the World Test Championship points system.
England fast bowler Chris Woakes, who was also part of the roundtable, said the points system might need to be tweaked in the future.
India has lost the number one position for the first time since October 2016 and maintained the lead in the ICC World Test Championship. However, India lost its top spot in the ICC Test rankings to Australia on Friday. Now in the latest rankings, Team India is in the third position with 114 points. Australia has topped the rankings with 116 points while NewZealand has 115 points in second place. India was latest victim of the points table as per the new ICC rules.