England’s seasoned pacer Stuart Broad has questioned the points allocation system in the World Test Championship, questioning how a five-match Ashes might be price the identical as a two-game sequence between India and Bangladesh.
India and New Zealand will lock horns in the ultimate of the inaugural version in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl from June 18-22. The ICC mandates that very same quantity of points be accessible from every sequence, irrespective of its size, in order that nations that play fewer Tests are usually not affected adversely.
“The World Test Championship is a really good concept, I just don’t think it’s quite right yet. It’s a first-time effort. I can’t quite work out how a five-match Ashes series can be worth the same as India playing Bangladesh for two Tests,” Broad mentioned whereas chatting with ‘Press Association’.
Under the WTC points system, match outcomes and never sequence outcomes are taken under consideration. In a five-match rubber, 20 per cent of the points can be found every match, whereas in a two-match sequence, 50 per cent of the points can be found each recreation.
The 34-year-old Broad, who has taken 517 wickets in 146 Tests to face solely behind James Anderson amongst England’s highest wicket-takers in the standard format, mentioned his nation will at all times discover it troublesome to make it to the WTC remaining as per the present system.
“There’s something in the idea and it has given great context to the game but there needs to be work done on how it all comes together, I think,” Broad added.
England performed probably the most quantity of Tests (21) in the World Test Championship.
India have been second with 17 matches, whereas bottom-placed Bangladesh performed simply seven video games.
“We had an opportunity, but the amount of cricket we play as an England side in the current system makes it very difficult to get into the final,” Broad mentioned.
India dashed each England and Australia’s hopes of making the ultimate of WTC with their back-to-back sequence triumphs towards the 2 groups earlier this 12 months.
England completed fourth in the WTC standings, behind Ashes rivals Australia.