In the newest ICC Rankings, that charges all matches performed since May 2019 at 100 per cent and people of the earlier two years at 50 per cent, Australia (116) have taken over from India as the highest ranked aspect within the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings with New Zealand (115) remaining in second place. India at the moment are third with 114 factors.
With solely two factors separating them, that is the second closest the highest three groups have been because the Test rankings have been launched in 2003. The closest for the highest three groups was in January 2016, when India had led Australia and South Africa by a single level.
India have yielded the highest spot for the primary time since October 2016. This is basically as a result of India had gained 12 Tests and misplaced only one Test in 2016-17, the information of which have been eliminated within the newest replace. They had gained all 5 sequence throughout this era together with towards Australia and England. On the opposite hand, Australia had misplaced to South Africa in addition to to India in the identical interval.
South Africa have suffered the largest score fall of eight factors, which sees them drop beneath Sri Lanka into sixth place. They had gained three sequence within the interval culled, whereas they’ve misplaced eight of their 9 Tests since February 2019, enjoying towards Sri Lanka, India and England.
India nonetheless lead the ICC World Test Championship, a league comprising six sequence performed by every of the highest 9 Test sides.
In the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, reigning World champions England (127) have elevated their lead over India from six to eight factors. New Zealand stay in third place, three factors behind India.
By distinction, the up to date ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings see loads of adjustments. Australia (278) high the listing for the primary time because the T20I rankings have been launched in 2011. Pakistan, who had overtaken New Zealand to achieve high place in January 2018 after which spent 27 months there, at the moment are fourth with 260 factors.
England have moved into second place with 268 factors whereas India are up one place to 3rd, simply two factors behind.
Afghanistan are down from seventh to 10th whereas Bulgaria are the largest gainers, up 12 locations to 51st within the 84-country listing of groups that performed the requisite six matches prior to now three years.
When the worldwide T20I rankings have been launched 12 months in the past, there have been 80 ranked groups. Since then seven groups have joined the desk (Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Turkey), whereas three nations have misplaced their rankings having performed inadequate matches.
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