'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 first edition,' Virat Kohli said
Pune: Ahead of the second Test between India and South Africa, captain Virat Kohli has proposed doubling of points for away Test wins in the ICC Test Championship.
India are currently on top of the World Test Championship table with 160 points. They are unbeaten in three Tests so far, two against the West Indies and one versus South Africa.
Currently, a team gets 120 points for a series clean sweep, irrespective of whether it's a two-match series or five-match series on home and away basis.
"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 first edition," Kohli replied when asked about the prevailing points system of the World Championship.
Kohli is happy that in the current scenario, no team would want to play for a draw.
"Look, 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," the Indian captain said.
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Kohli also observed that the points table has made it all the more demanding for the players who need to be very professional.
"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 face South Africa in Pune in the second Test from tomorrow (October 10).
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Last Updated 9, Oct 2019, 2:36 PM