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WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Test Cricket is the oldest form of Cricket.This is the longest duration format of cricket.It is also the highest standard of Cricketing History.The first test match was payed between Australia and England in 1877 at the MCG(Melbourne Cricket Ground)in Australia.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 06: A pink cricket ball is seen lying on the boundary under lights during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

To make test cricket more interesting,ICC also allowed to play Day/Night test matches.First Day/Night test match was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015 in Australia.As every test cannot be played as Day/Night test,so spectators were losing some interest.

WATCH OUT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIRST EVER DAY NIGHT TEST MATCH BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.

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HISTORY

As there were no Leagues or World Cups for test cricket.So ICC announced ICC World Test Championship.It was started after facing so many obstructions.Firstly it was planned to start this in 2013 replacing the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy but it was abandoned.

Then it was decided to conduct ICC Test Championship in 2017 but again it was rescheduled to conduct ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.But later in October 2017,ICC finally decided,after being agreed by all the member of ICC,that the first ICC Test Championship will take place from 1st August 2019 and will end in June 2021.

RULES OF ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Rules of this championship is like that the top 9 Teams will play series over two years.The top 2 teams will qualify for the final which will held at Lord’s,England

*POINT SCORING IN ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Matches in seriesPoints for a winPoints for a tiePoints for a drawPoints for a defeat
26030200
34020130
43015100
5241280

ICC decided that equal points will be available for each series.The points are allowed for series win,not for match win.There are 120 points for every series.For a five match series it is 24 points per match,for a 4 match series it is 30 points per match,for a 3 match series it it 40 points per match,for a 2 match series it it 60 points per match.ICC also decided that on a tie it would be half of a win and for a draw it will be one-third of a win.Each series carry 120 points.

TEAMS PARTICIPATING

The nine Full members of the ICC who will participate are:

SCHEDULE

Starting dateSeries nameTeamsNo. of matches
1 Aug 2019The AshesEngland v Australia5
14 Aug 2019NZ tour of SL 2019Sri Lanka v New Zealand2
22 Aug 2019IND tour of WI 2019West Indies v India2
02 Oct 2019Freedom TrophyIndia v South Africa3
14 Nov 2019BAN tour of IND 2019India v Bangladesh2
21 Nov 2019ENG tour of NZ 2019New Zealand v England2
21 Nov 2019PAK tour of AUS 2019Australia v Pakistan2
12 Dec 2019Trans-Tasman TrophyAustralia v New Zealand3
26 Dec 2019Basil D’Oliveira TrophySouth Africa v England4
Jan 2020PAK and BAN in UAE 2020Pakistan v Bangladesh2
21 Feb 2020IND tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v India2
Mar 2020ENG tour of SL 2020Sri Lanka v England2
Jun 2020AUS tour of BAN 2020Bangladesh v Australia2
04 Jun 2020The Wisden TrophyEngland v West Indies3
30 Jul 2020PAK tour of ENG 2020England v Pakistan3
Jul 2020BAN tour of SL 2020Sri Lanka v Bangladesh3
Jul 2020SA tour of WI 2020West Indies v South Africa2
Aug 2020NZ tour of BAN 2020Bangladesh v New Zealand2
Nov 2020Border Gavaskar TrophyAustralia v India4
Nov 2020WI tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v West Indies3
Dec 2020PAK tour of NZ 2020New Zealand v Pakistan2
Jan 2021WI tour of BAN 2021Bangladesh v West Indies3
Jan 2021ENG tour of IND 2021India v England5
Jan 2021SA tour of PAK 2021Pakistan v South Africa2
Jan 2021SL tour of SA 2021South Africa v Sri Lanka2
Feb 2021AUS tour of SA 2021South Africa v Australia3
Feb 2021SL tour of WI 2021West Indies v Sri Lanka2
10 Jun 2021World Test Championship FinalTBD v TBD1
TeamTotal matchesWill not play against
 Australia19 Sri Lanka and  West Indies
 Bangladesh14 England and  South Africa
 England22 Bangladesh and  New Zealand
 India18 Pakistan and  Sri Lanka
 New Zealand14 England and  South Africa
 Pakistan13 India and  West Indies
 South Africa16 Bangladesh and  New Zealand
 Sri Lanka13 Australia and  India
 West Indies15 Australia and  Pakistan

CURRENT LEAGUE TABLE

TeamMatchesWinLoseTieDrawN/RPoints
India770000360
Australia632010116
New Zealand21100060
Sri Lanka21100060
England52201056
Pakistan1010000
West Indies2020000
Bangladesh2020000
South Africa3030000

SOURCES:ICC,WIKIPEDIA,SPORTSKEEDA.

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24 SEPTEMBER 2007:THE DAY OF INDIA’S DOMINANCE IN CRICKET

24 September 2007,India won the maiden T20 World Cup.This was the first ever ICC T20 World Cup.In this tournament India was called the team of young ones as Sachin,Rahul Dravid,Ganguly were not in the team.Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of Indian Cricket Team in this tournament.It was his first ICC tournament as a captain.

India was not the favorite for many but India replied them with their performance.They beat the host South Africa,they beat the team best in all,Australia,in the semi final and reach into the Final.

The final was against Pakistan.The biggest rivalry of cricket,India VS Pakistan.This match is still one of the greatest matches of India and Pakistan.In this match India won the toss and elected to bat first.Gautam Gambhir played a wonderful knock of 75 runs.Through this India set a total of 157/5 in 20 overs.Except Gambhir,other batsman failed to play a good knock.Rohit sharma was the second highest score maker for India in this match with 30 runs.This cannot be called a match winning total.

Now Pakistan came to bat,R.P.Singh came to bowl and Hafeez departed in the very first over.Pakistan was unable to make a good partnership due to early wickets of Hafeez,Kamran Akmal and many other.After 16 overs Pakistan was 104/7.But India also knew Misbah is in the middle.He is still playing.With the help of Misbah’s cameo of 43,he took Pakistan to the last over with 13 runs needed but just 1 wicket remaining.INDIA!INDIA! chant has started now.Joginder Sharma came to bowl in the last over.Misbah on Strike,Joginder started to bown and it’s a wide,a big big wide.MS came to Joginder as Joginder was very nervous.Then for the next delivery Joginder bowl a short length ball and it has beaten Misbah,a dot ball.Yes this was needed.Come on Joginder you can do it.

Now 12 needed from 5,a historical final match.Joginder came to bowl,come on Joginder last wicket remaining come on,and he bowls and it’s a six.What an incredible shot.It was a full toss.Full toss can be a critical ball in this situation.Misbah removes some pressure.

Now 6 needed from 4.Joginder was tensed as well as nervous,again DHONI came to him for a talk.This match is a thriller.Joginder came to bowl and Misbah goes for a risky shot over short fine leg and the ball is straight up in the air and sreesanth takes it.YESSSSSSSSSS OUTTTTTTTTTTT.India won the maiden ICC T20 World CUP 2007 beating Pakistan with 5 runs.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni “It’s one of the things I will treasure for the rest of my life. I’d like to congratulate the boys and thank them for the response they have given me. No-one expected us to win and the way we played today we deserve a big celebration. Pakistan bowled really well today in the second half. But we knew we had runs on the board and we could bring some pressure on the batsmen. Bhajji was not 100% sure of getting yorkers in the death. I thought I should throw the ball to someone who really wants to well in international cricket. Jogi did a really good job.”

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WHO IS MAHI?

Do we all know who is he?I think no,we don’t know what actually Mahi is.Some people think he is a cricketer,some thinks that he is the former Captain of Indian cricket team and a wicket keeper batsman.But no,he is actually everything of Cricket not only in India but all around the world.

“Neither 3G nor 4G is fastest but Mahi is.

We all know what he has done for Indian Cricket.He made us won the first ever ICC T20 world cup 2007,ICC world cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.The way his mind works no one is close to him.

People troll him whenever he plays a bad knock and appreciate him when he plays a good knock.They are not the fans of Mahi because a real fan always appreciate him for a good knock and always support him instead of trolling him.Many people want him to retire from cricket,I just want to ask them whether they have done just 0.5% of what Mahi has done.There was no replacement of Mahi,there is no replacement of Mahi and there will be no replacement of Mahi.There are many wicket keeper batsman at present and in future there will be many wicket keeper batsman but there was,there is and there will be only one Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

“FASTER FASTEST THEN IT COMES MAHI”

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INDIA TOPPED THE ICC TEST CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

Indian Team is at top of the ICC test championship table with 300 points.India has played 6 test matches and has won all the test matches.Indian cricket team is dominating all over the world.New Zealand is at second number with 60 points,Sri Lanka is at third place with same 60 points.Australia and England have equal points i.e. 56 points,Australia is at 4 and England is at number 5.West Indies,South Africa,Bangladesh have 0 points and Pakistan has not played a single test in this Test Championship.

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ANOTHER DAY,ANOTHER RECORD BY KING KOHLI

After winning the first test against bangladesh,Virat Kohli surpasses M.S.DHONI for most test innings win as captain.Previously this record was made by M.S.Dhoni with 9 Test innings win as captain but now kohli surpasses M.S.Dhoni with 10 innings win as captain.Virat brilliantly led his team to victory.

Innings wins of India under VK’s captaincy are:

1:Won by innings and 92 runs against West Indies in 2016

2:Won by innings and 36 runs against England in 2016-17

3:Won by innings and 75 runs against England in 2016-17

4:Won by innings and 53 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017

5:Won by innings and 171 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017

6:Won by innings and 239 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017-18

7:Won by innings and 272 runs against West Indies in 2018

8:Won by innings and 137 runs against South Africa in 2019

9:Won by innings and 202 runs against South Africa in 2019

10:Won by innings and 130 runs against Bangladesh in 2019

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MAYANK AGARWAL:NEW FACE OF INDIAN TEST CRICKET

Mayank unstoppable Agarwal,the new face of Indian Cricket has scored his second double test hundred.He completed his double hundred with a massive six.It was his just 7th international test match.He is just unbelievable.The way he plays,his each and every shot is perfect.Watching him play we can say that in future he can be the best Opener in the Test Cricketing history.

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STEVE SMITH:AN INSPIRATION

FAILURES ARE THE PILLARS OF SUCCESS”

When life puts you down,you don’t have to give up.All you have to do is to try it again and again.Because life is all about a ‘Second Chance.Try it again and again until you succeed.

All the great peoples have succeeded in life after facing many obstacles in fulfillment of their goals

It is rightly said that Failures are the stepping stones to success.Steve Smith,the man of Test Cricket.He was banned from International Cricket for 1 year.But he didn’t give up.He faced many obstacles and return with a bang.

He is an inspiration for all us.His story tells us that we don’t have to give up if we fail in life.We have to try it again and we will succeed.

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SACHIN TENDULKAR:GOD OF CRICKET

“WE DID NOT LOSE TO A TEAM CALLED INDIA,WE LOST TO A MAN CALLED SACHIN.”-MARK TAYLOR

Sachin the man of cricket,the master of cricket,the God of cricket.He is also known as ‘Little Master’, and ‘Master Blaster.’He is known as God of cricket because there is not a batsman like him in the history of cricket.He is the master of each and every shots that a batsman plays in cricket.He is “record maker”as well as “record breaker”

There are many records that are named to Sachin and there is no one who can break it.Sachin has started playing Test cricket when he was just 16 years old.Sachin has played 200 Test Matches and has scored 15921 runs in it with 53 centuries in his tally and with career best of 248*.Sachin has also played 463 ODIs and has scored 18426 runs with 49 centuries and with career best 200*.He hasn’t played a single T20 International.

As sachin’s every inning is the best but according to me here are the top three innings of Sachin-

98 VS PAKISTAN

Sachin himself describes this innings as his best innings that he has ever played.This was also his one of the best performance against Pakistan.He has made 98 runs against the poweful bowling including Shoaib Akhatar,Wasim Akram,Waqar Younis.

175 VS AUSTRALIA

Sachin made 175 against Australia in 2009.in 2009 sachin was not in a good form.Sachin’s fans were thinking that it was the time of decline for sachin but Sachin replied it with a bang of 175.

200 VS SOUTH AFRICA

This was a record making knock.After this knock Sachin became the first player to score a double hundred in ODIs in history of International Cricket.He made his first double hundred in just 147 balls with 25 fours in his innings.

“On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt at one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing a century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This genius can stop time in India!” — Peter Roebuck

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JASPRIT BUMRAH:THE RISING STAR

“JASPRIT BUMRAH REKINDLES MEMORIES OF OUR PRIME,HE COULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF US”-CURTLY AMBROSE

Legendary Cricketer CURTLY AMBROSE praises Jasprit Bumrah for his perfomances day after day,match after match.He also said that he is the best pace bowler of current era.

Jasprit Bumrah is the most complete bowler in the world.He can bowl slower delivery,a perfect yorker,the best bouncer and every variations.Jasprit Bumrah has all the variations that makes him an unpredictable bowler.Bumrah has started his career with nothing and now through his hard work he has everything.

Here are some best performances of Bumrah in different countries….

IN SOUTH AFRICA

This was the very first tour of Jasprit Bumrah.It was the golden start of his Test Cricket career.He has taken 4 wickets in his debut in test cricket.Bumrah has taken 14 wickets in this tour.At that time he was at 85th rank in the ICC rankings.After taking his first five wicket haul in the third test he climbed to 42nd rank in the ICC rankings.

IN ENGLAND

Bumrah has also shown his capabilities in the England.In this series of 5 test matches,Bumrah has missed first 2 test matches and return in the third test with a massive 5 wicket haul.With the help of his bowling in the third test India registered a win over England.Bumrah climed 9 ranks after this match and took 33rd spot in the ICC Test rankings.

IN AUSTRALIA

Bumrah,in this series,has taken 21 wickets in 5 matches.He surprised every batsman of Australian Team with his bowling.He make Australians into a great trouble through his yorkers,bouncers,slower one etc.

IN WEST INDIES

Bumrah proved to be the superstar of Indian pace attack.He has given strength to Indian pace attack.Bumrah has bowled an amazing spell against West Indies in their home.He has taken 5 for just 7 runs in the first test.

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WILL SURESH RAINA BAT AT NO.4 SPOT IN T20 WORLD CUP 2020?

Suresh Raina,the best player of shortest format of the game is out of team.He’s not been selected by the board of selectors.Everytime he is ignored.But according to me he is the most consistent batsman of the shortest format of the game.

He is the first Indian batsman to score century in all three formats of the game.Raina has also scored a century on his Test debut.He is the only Indian player to score a century in both ODI and T20I world cup.

Suresh Raina is the best batsman to bat at number 4.He plays his game to a next level.He has to play his best cricket,he has to prove everyone that he is the best one to bat at number 4.He has a chance to make his spot in World Cup team,he has to give his best performance in the IPL.

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THE MEMORIES OF YUVRAJ SINGH

WHAT A FANTASTIC CAREER YUVI HAS MADE.HE CAME OUT AS A TRUE CHAMP EVERYTIME THE TEAM NEEDED HIM.THE FIGHT THAT HE PUT UP THROUGH ALL THE UPS AND DOWNS ON AND OFF THE FIELD IS JUST AMAZING”-SACHIN TENDULKAR

Yuvraj Singh made his international debut in ODIs in the year 2000 and started playing test cricket in the year 2003.He is the greatest left handed batsman in the history of cricket.He is an inspiration for all of us.

“IT HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE TO PLAY WITH YUVI.HE WILL GO DOWN AS ON OF THE GREATEST PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME.HE HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US WITH HIS RESILIENCE,DETERMINATION AND ABOVE ALL THE LOVE AND PASSION HE SHOWED TOWARDS THE GAME”-VVS LAXMAN

HERE ARE SOME OF THE BEST KNOCKS OF YUVI…

WORLD CUP 2011

World Cup 2011?Yes this was the best moment for Yuvraj Singh.He played his dream cricket in world cup 2011.He made every effort to made his team clinch the world cup.The knock that he played against West Indies of 113 in world cup 2011 was the best but his knock is the quarter finals against Australia of 57* was terrific.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Yuvraj Singh of India celebrates reaching his century during the one day international match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, 22 January 2004. Singh was eventually out for 139 and India made 296 runs after 50 overs. AFP PHOTO/Jack Atley (Photo credit should read JACK ATLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

139 AGAINST AUSTRALIA IN 2004

This was yuvi’s greatest knock outside India.He played a terrifying knock of 139 against Australia in Sydney.After this knock everyone believed that he has a great talent and he has match winning capabilities.

84 VS AUSTRALIA IN ICC KNOCK OUT TROPHY IN 2000

This was his first best innings.He played this beautiful knock against the best pace attack of Australia i.e. Brett Lee,Glenn McGrath,Jason Gillispie and Shane Lee.Through this knock he started clinching a fixed position in the team.

58 VS ENGLAND IN T20 WORLD CUP 2007

YUVI’S most destructive T20 knock came in this match.He hit six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad.India won all the matches in the T20 world cup.Yuvi made 58 runs in just 12 balls.Through his knock India set England a well target of 218 runs.

112 VS PAKISTAN IN 2004

Yuvraj played a best knock against Pakistan in 2004.The match was played in karachi.This was Yuvi’s best knock in Test Cricket.This was his 3rd Test of his career.

“PLAYERS WILL COME AND GO BUT PLAYERS LIKE YUVRAJ ARE RARE TO FIND.GONE THROUGH MANY DIFFICULT TIMES BUT THRASHED DISEASE,THRASHED BOWLERS AND WON HEARTS.INSPIRED SO MANY WITH HIS FIGHT AND WILL-POWER.”-VIRENDER SEHWAG

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SACHIN TENDULKAR ON VIRAT KOHLI

The master blaster SACHIN TENDULKAR praises VIRAT KOHLI.Virat kohli is also said by many people,the Sachin Tendulkar of the present time.

Sachin tendulkar says that kohli was criticised by many people for his aggression and today it had became his strength.

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BANGLADESH:NEW CAPTAINS CONFIRMED FOR UPCOMING SERIES VS INDIA

Bangladeshi skippers MAHMUDULLAH and MOMINUL HAQUE are confirmed as captains for T20Is and TEST matches for the upcoming series against INDIA.

As shakib al hasan will be out of action as he has been banned for 2 years.

It will be good to see both the new skippers as a captain leading their team.Would they will be able to lead their team their to victory?Comment your views on this.

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EDEN GARDEN IS SET TO HOST THE FIRST DAY NIGHT TEST MATCH

YES YES YES

Eden Garden is set to host the first ever day night test match between India and Bangladesh.Bangladesh cricket agrees to play day night test match.Everyone is waiting for this match as this will gonna be the most thrilling between the two.INDIA is playing its first ever day night test match…Comment your views on this.

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SHAKIB AL HASAN GOT BANNED

The biggest punishment for a cricketer is to be got banned from cricket….This is what shakib al hasan got.Shakib Al Hasan got banned from cricket by ICC for 2 years from all forms of cricket due to breaching anti-corruption code.

Shakib Al Hasan was named the captain for Bangladesh T20I team for the upcoming IND VS BAN series starting from 3rd november.It is now confirmed that shakib al hasan will not play the upcoming series.BCB has not given any explanation that who will replace him.

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