India Dropped to No. 3 in ICC Test Rankings and Australia is the New no. 1 Test team now

India dropped to No. 3 in ICC Test rankings and Australia is the new no. 1 Test team now

Team India are no more the table toppers in ICC Test rankings as Australian team have become the number 1 in the longest form of the game, as per the most recent International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released on 1st of May 2020.

India have now slipped to the 3rd place on the ICC Test rankings with Australia taking the top place and New Zealand bouncing to the second place. Australia have 116 rating points, New Zealand 115 and India 114 in the most recent rankings.

“India have gained the top spot on October 2016. This is because India had won 12 Tests and lost only one Test in 2016-17, the records of which were removed in the most recent update,” an ICC explanation said.

“They had won each of the five-test series in this period including against Aussies and English team. Then again, Aussies had lost to Republic South Africa just as to India in a same period.”

Australia secure No. 1 rank in ICC T20I rankings

In the meantime, Pakistan have been deposed in the ICC T20I rankings with Australia taking over as the new table toppers.

Australia top the table for the first time in the history of ICC T20 ranking ever since 2011. Pakistan, who had surpassed New Zealand to arrive at top place in January 2018 and was at the top for 27 months, are presently at 4th position with 260 rating points.

India continued its 2nd place in ICC ODI Rankings

Nonetheless, India have retained their 2nd spot in the ICC ODI rankings. They are behind World Cup-winners England who have increased their lead from 6 to 8 rating points.

ICC Test Rankings – As of May 1, 2020

  1. Australia – 116 points
  2. New Zealand – 115 points
  3. India – 114 points
  4. England – 105 points
  5. Sri Lanka – 91 points
  6. South Africa – 90 points
  7. Pakistan – 86 points
  8. West Indies – 79 points
  9. Afghanistan – 57 points
  10. Bangladesh – 55 points

ICC T20I Rankings

  1. Australia – 278 points
  2. England – 268 points
  3. India – 266 points
  4. Pakistan – 260 points
  5. South Africa – 258 points
  6. New Zealand – 242 points
  7. Sri Lanka – 230 points
  8. Bangladesh – 229 points
  9. West Indies – 229 points
  10. Afghanistan – 228 points

ICC ODI Rankings

  1. England – 127 points
  2. India – 119 points
  3. New Zealand – 116 points
  4. South Africa – 108 points
  5. Australia – 107 points
  6. Pakistan – 102 points
  7. Bangladesh – 88 points
  8. Sri Lanka – 85 points
  9. West Indies – 76 points
  10. Afghanistan – 55 points

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