India Loses To Australia In Latest ICC Test Rankings
The latest ICC Test rankings have many surprises for cricket lovers. Released on Friday, the list has India dropped to third position due to some technical changes. The stupendous 2016-17 record of India was eliminated from the annual updates.
It happened even after making a record of 12 Tests victories and just one defeat during 2016-17 ICC World Test Championship. The championship involves the top nine sides playing six-series each in the league. Indian cricket team did fairly well by winning all five series against Australia and England and lost only to South Africa. Matches played since May 2019 are taken at 100% and all the previous matches were considered at 50%.
Highlights of latest cricket rankings
• Australia emerged as the biggest gainer. It is on top of the Test rankings and at the No.1 spot on T20I list for the first time. Australia ranks on top with 116 points; New Zealand with 115 points is at the second position and India with 114 points stands third in the ranking.
• England continues to lead the men’s ODI rankings after the latest updates. It has 127 points and it is leading by over six to eight points to India.
• South Africa rankings crashed after the latest update. Their ranking has fell to eight points and it stands at sixth position after Sri Lanka.
• In T20I rankings, Pakistan that remained in top position for 27 months is now at fourth position with 260 points.