After the Windies tour, India’s next WTC assignment will be on the road against South Africa between December 2023 and January 2024.
After that, India will host England for a five-match Test series in January-February 2024. They will then face Bangladesh in September-October 2024 at home, and immediately after that New Zealand will visit the subcontinent for a three-match Test series in October-November 2024.
After these two relatively easy home matches, India will travel to Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, a five-match series against Australia between November 2024 and January 2025, which will also mark the end of India’s participation in the WTC.
Wasim Khan, ICC Cricket General Manager, said: This championship has breathed new life into Test cricket, bringing context for players and fans as well as a high level of competition as teams battle it out for the title of World Test Champion at the end of a two-year cycle.
The large number of spectators assembled at Oval Stadium over the five days and the incredible level of spectators around the world watching the final are testament to the enduring popularity of Test cricket. The structure of the nine-team WTC remains unchanged: each side plays three home and as many away series over two years, culminating in a single Test final.
The percentage scoring system used in the previous edition will determine the leaderboard: teams will receive 12 points for a win, 6 for a draw and 4 for a loss.