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ICC Rankings: India lose No. 1 Test spot, Pakistan dethroned as No. 1 T20I side
- Updated: May 2, 2020
India are no more the No. 1 ranked-Test team as Australia have become the new table-toppers in the longest format of the game, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings updated on Friday.
India have now slipped to the 3rd spot on the ICC Test rankings with Australia taking the top spot and New Zealand jumping to the 2nd position. Australia have 116 rating points, New Zealand 115 and India 114 in the latest rankings.
“India have yielded the top spot for the first time since October 2016. This is largely because India had won 12 Tests and lost just one Test in 2016-17, the records of which were removed in the latest update,” an ICC statement said.
“They had won all five series during this period including against Australia and England. On the other hand, Australia had lost to South Africa as well as to India in the same period.”
India still on top of ICC World Test Championship table
Notably, India’s last international assignment was a Test series in New Zealand in which they were thrashed 2-0. It was India’s first major overseas assignment of 2020 before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the sporting world to a grinding halt.
India still lead the ICC World Test Championship, a league comprising six series played by each of the top nine Test sides.
Australia clinch No. 1 T20I spot for 1st time in history
Meanwhile, Pakistan have been dethroned in the ICC T20I rankings with Australia taking over as the new leaders.
Australia (278) top the list for the first time since the T20I rankings were introduced in 2011. Pakistan, who had overtaken New Zealand to reach top position in January 2018 and then spent 27 months there, are now fourth with 260 points
England have moved into the second position with 268 points while India are up one place to third, just two points behind.
Afghanistan are down from seventh to 10th while Bulgaria are the biggest gainers, up 12 places to 51st in the 84-country list of teams that played the requisite six matches in the past three years.
India retain 2nd spot 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