Tuesday , October 19 2021

Kohli for doubling World Championship pts after away Test wins

Pune, Oct 9 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday opined that points for an away Test win should be doubled in the ICC World Test Championship.

“If you would have asked me to make the points table, I would give double the points for an away Test win. That is something I would definitely like to see may be after the first edition,” Kohli replied when asked about the present points system of the World Championship.

A team gets 120 points for a series clean sweep but the same is maintained whether it’s a two-match series or five-match series on home and away basis.

Kohli has been a staunch supporter of the Test Championship.

“The importance of every game has become that much more. In earlier situations, in a three-match series, you probably would have played out a draw, but teams are going to go for wins and get those extra points. So, I think it’s great for Test cricket,” he said.

Kohli added that with points up for grabs, players have to be on their toes in every session of every day in a Test match.

“The matches are going to be that much more exciting is what we all feel and already experienced that. We have to be professional in every session that we play.

“It will be much more demanding on the players now, which is a good thing as it will keep the standard of Test cricket high. These are the only things that we have experienced so far in terms of changes,” Kohli said.

India are leading the table with 160 points.



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