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Australia Dethrones India To Claim Numero Uno Position In Latest ICC Test Rankings
By CricShots - Jan 6, 2024 2:51 pm
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In a recent shift in the ICC rankings, Australia has ascended to the coveted position of the No.1 Test team, displacing India. The Pat Cummins-led Australian side secured a dominant 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series against Pakistan, leading to their elevation in the rankings. This accomplishment marks the end of India’s reign as the top-ranked Test team, a position they held across all three formats for four months.

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Australia achieves numero uno rankings in Tests

Before the update, both Australia and India shared 118 ratings, with India holding a lead based on points. However, Australia’s consecutive triumphs against Pakistan allowed them to surpass India and claim the No.1 spot.

This development follows India’s historic seven-wicket victory over South Africa in Cape Town, a match that concluded within five sessions. Notably, India and Australia maintain their positions at the summit of the ODI rankings.

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Australia, the reigning world champions, currently occupy the second spot with a rating of 117, while India leads with 121 points. In T20Is, India’s dominance is evident, as they lead the table with 265 ratings, surpassing second-placed England with 256 ratings.

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Team India won in Cape Town for the first time

With their recent triumph over South Africa in Cape Town, India also stands atop the World Test Championship points table, boasting a percentile of 54.16%. South Africa trails behind in the second position with a percentile of 50%.

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In individual player rankings, Kane Williamson retains his status as the No.1 Test player, overcoming challenges despite missing numerous matches due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Babar Azam secures the top spot as the No.1 ranked ODI player, and Suryakumar Yadav maintains his position as the No.1 T20I player. In the bowling department, the top rankings are held by Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests, Keshav Maharaj in ODIs, and Adil Rashid in T20Is.