The inaugural ICC World Test Championship is just a few days away from commencement. It will kick-off with the first Ashes 2019 Test between England and Australia that will begin on August 1. England’s leading wicket-taker in Tests, James Anderson has applauded this new initiative by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“Test cricket is the pinnacle of our sport. It is the very essence of cricket and the majority of players want to strive to play the purest form of the game. The ICC World Test Championship is another brilliant initiative for the sport, adding context and relevance to every Test series. Every Test matters, but even more so now,” Anderson said.
With the official launch of the World Test Championship, it will serve the purpose to give individual Test series greater context and spark a worldwide revival of interest in the five-day game. Meanwhile, after missing the Ireland Test, Anderson is expected to be fit for the first Ashes Test to provide a huge boost to the England team.