India has been on the top not just based on their performance but based on their win which was very easy as India played much of the matches in India. Even after New Zealand loss, the next in table is South Africa who is coming on India tour and no prizes for such an easy guessing that it will be a cake walk for India to win all the series since South Africa doesn't have much of start batsman to perform on batting tracks like those in India nor the bowlers who can bowl medium pacers, since India is a ground where majority only medium pacers and spinners can excel and perform. So, India will always be at the top. Somehow the ICC format of Test World Championship is not correct.
With this points scheme, there would be a push for only 2 match series against weaker teams and 4-5 matches against stronger teams. The ideal thing would be to have points for each individual test match won/lost/tie/draw and some addl bonus point for a series Win
For some mysterious reason the game of cricket frequently seems to defy logic. The present points system is one more example. Any pair of teams who play a 5 test series go through a lot of stress and physical strain. Awarding the winner per match in such series only 24 points as against 60 being pocketed by the winner of a two test series is highly illogical. They should be rewarded proportionately.
Re: Test match points system.
by Manohar Rao on Oct 22, 2019 03:37 PM
Agree with you. Also there is no provision for margin of victory. No provision for home advantage. No provision of skill gap between two teams, for example if Afghanistan team wins against say stronger team like India they should be awarded more points and if India wins then less points proportionate to rankings. This points system was designed by some primary class student it seems, very childish.
For 2-match series, 60 points per win. For 5-match series, 24 per win. Why the teams would go for long series then? They should all shout for 2-match series!!! No extra credit for big win as compared to close win, why??? This is an idiotic point system, even Ranji point system is better than this as it gives more points to stronger team even in a drawn match... Why not to have all series in test championship to have identical number of matches. Why should 2-match India-WI series be more important than 5-match Eng-Aus Ashes???