Virat Kohli Expresses His Reservation Over The Points System In The ICC World Test Championship

Virat Kohli

ICC World Test Championship, the first of its kind, has been initiated by the ICC to make it more engaging for the supporters and lovers of this format of the game. Ahead of the second Test against South Africa, India skipper Virat Kohli expressed his reservations over the points system.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli & Co are currently at the top of the points table with 160 points followed by New Zealand (60) and Sri Lanka (60). India have won all their games so far in the competition and will hope to extend their lead in the upcoming two matches against South Africa.

As per the points system, each series, irrespective of the number of the matches will have 120 points up for grabs. Kohli, while speaking ahead of the second Test weighed on the same and suggested a few changes in the points system.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his wicket. Credits: BCCI Twitter

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“If you’d have asked me to make the points table, I’d have asked for double the points for an away test win,” said Kohli while addressing the media on the eve of the second Test.

Previously, South African skipper Faf du Plessis also spoke of the points system being complicated and suggested a few changes in the points distribution system. But the Proteas skipper said that there will be flaws and the games will go on like this.

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Faf du Plessis. (Photo by Isuru Sameera Peris/Gallo Images)

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“It is complicated. Obviously the shorter the Test series the more points you get. In two Tests you get 120 points and in the five-match series, you have to win 5-0 to get 120 points which is a bit harder. I have noticed that in this thing you always find holes and flaws in the systems, it is never gonna be a perfect system,” Faf du Plessis had said.

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