England’s seasoned pacer Stuart Broad has questioned the factors allocation system within the World Take a look at Championship, questioning how a five-match Ashes will be price the identical as a two-game sequence between India and Bangladesh.
India and New Zealand will lock horns within the remaining of the inaugural version in Southampton’s Ageas Bowl from June 18-22. The ICC mandates that very same variety of factors be out there from every sequence, no matter its size, in order that international locations that play fewer Assessments are usually not affected adversely.
“The World Take a look at Championship is a extremely good idea, I simply don’t suppose it’s fairly proper but. It’s a first-time effort. I can’t fairly work out how a five-match Ashes sequence will be price the identical as India enjoying Bangladesh for 2 Assessments,” Broad stated whereas chatting with ‘Press Affiliation’.
Underneath the WTC factors system, match outcomes and never sequence outcomes are taken under consideration. In a five-match rubber, 20 per cent of the factors can be found every match, whereas in a two-match sequence, 50 per cent of the factors can be found each recreation.
The 34-year-old Broad, who has taken 517 wickets in 146 Assessments to face solely behind James Anderson amongst England’s highest wicket-takers within the conventional format, stated his nation will all the time discover it tough to make it to the WTC remaining as per the present system.
“There’s one thing within the thought and it has given nice context to the sport however there must be work performed on the way it all comes collectively, I believe,” Broad added.
England performed essentially the most variety of Assessments (21) within the World Take a look at Championship.
India had been second with 17 matches, whereas bottom-placed Bangladesh performed simply seven video games.
“We had a chance, however the quantity of cricket we play as an England facet within the present system makes it very tough to get into the ultimate,” Broad stated.
India dashed each England and Australia’s hopes of constructing the ultimate of WTC with their back-to-back sequence triumphs towards the 2 groups earlier this 12 months.
England completed fourth within the WTC standings, behind Ashes rivals Australia.