India Gets Dropped To The 3rd Spot In The ICC Test Rankings
By CricShots - Jan 20, 2022 12:29 pm
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Team India has witnessed a slip of a couple of spots to third place in the latest ICC rankings for Test cricket after suffering a 1-2 series defeat in South Africa. Australia has dethroned India at the numero uno position as the Aussie have stormed to the top of the ICC Test team rankings thanks to a dominating Ashes series win by 4-0 margin against England.

Team India

This relentless display has seen Australia taking a leap of a couple of places to the No.1 position in the rankings, overtaking both New Zealand and India with 119 rating points. A Pat Cummins-led side won the first, second, third, and fifth Test matches convincingly against England at Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Hobart.

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The visitors only managed to draw the fourth contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground, managing to save the Test by the skin of their teeth. After a brilliant victory in the first Test in Centurion, India was dealt back-to-back defeats in Johannesburg and Cape Town as their wait for a first Test series win in South Africa has been increased further.

Pat Cummins
Australia registered a comfortable Ashes win under the leadership of Pat Cummins

South Africa, after their series win, has climbed up one place to No.5 in the rankings chart with 101 rating points. New Zealand, the inaugural World Test Championship winners, have retained their second place in rankings with 117 rating points after their drawn home series against Bangladesh.

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After losing the first Test at the Bay Oval, the Kiwis made a strong comeback with a comprehensive performance at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Pakistan has slipped down one spot to No.6 with 93 points rating. Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, and Ireland have meanwhile managed to retain their respective positions in the ranking charts.