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ICC Test Championship schedule of all teams

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play the least number of Test matches

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Championship is set to begin from August 1, when Australia takes on England in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. With the introduction of the ICC Test championship, every Test series will have context, which was the need of the hour to lift the profile of Test cricket.

The top nine ranked Test nations will be part of this Test Championship, which will be played over a two-year cycle with the final to take place in England in June, 2021.

During this two-year cycle, each team will play six series, with three at home and three away. This means that each team will not face a couple of teams in this championship. Pakistan and India will not face each other in this championship unless both reach the final.

Pakistan cricket team schedule till 2023

No team is required to play a fixed set of matches in a series. Each team will have to play a minimum of two Tests and a maximum of five Tests. Every series will be comprised of 120 points, so teams have a chance to score a maximum of 720 points.

Following is the full schedule of each team:

 

Pakistan – 13 Tests (6 Home Series and 7 Away series)

October 2019: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

November-December 2019: Two away Tests in Australia

January-February 2020: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in England

December 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Two home Tests against South Africa

 

India – 18 Tests (10 Home Series and 8 Away Series)

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in West Indies

October-November 2019: Three home Tests against South Africa

November 2019: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

February 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

December 2020: Four away Tests in Australia

January-February 2021: Five home Tests against England

 

Australia – 19 Tests (9 Home Series and 10 away Series)

July-August-September 2019: Five Ashes Tests away in England

November 2019: Two home Tests against Pakistan

December 2019-January 2020: Three home Tests against New Zealand

February 2020: Two away Tests against Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Four home Tests against India

February-March 2021: Three away Tests against South Africa

 

England – 22 Tests (11 Home Tests and 11 Away Tests)

July-August 2019: Five Ashes Tests at home against Australia

December 2019-January 2020: Four away Tests in South Africa

March 2020: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

June-July 2020: Three home Tests against West Indies

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Pakistan

January-February 2021: Five away Tests in India

 

New Zealand – 13 Tests (6 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

December 2019-January 2020: Three away Tests in Australia

February 2020: Two home Tests against India

August-September 2020: Two away Tests in Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Two home Tests against West Indies

December 2020: Two home Tests against Pakistan

 

Sri Lanka – 13 Tests (7 Home Series and 6 Away series)

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against New Zealand

October 2019: Two away Tests against Pakistan

March-April 2020: Two home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Bangladesh

January 2021: Two away Tests in South Africa

February-March 2021: Two away Tests in West Indies

 

South Africa – 16 Tests (9 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

October 2019: Three away Tests in India

December 2019-January 2020 – Four home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Two away Tests in West Indies

January 2021: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

January-February 2021: Two away Tests against Pakistan

February-March 2021: Three home Tests against Australia

 

West Indies – 15 Tests (6 Home Series and 9 Away Series)

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against India

June-July 2020: Three away Tests in England

July-August 2020: Two home Tests against South Africa

November-December 2020: Three away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three away Tests in Bangladesh

February-March 2021: Two home Tests in Sri Lanka

 

Bangladesh – 14 Tests (7 Home Series and 7 Away Series)

November 2019: Two away Tests in India

January-February 2020: Two away Tests in Pakistan

February 2020: Two home Tests against Australia

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in Sri Lanka

August-September 2020: Two home Tests against New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three home Tests against West Indies