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India has 2914 points in 24 matches. The Indian team had beaten Australia 2–1 at their home and won 3–1 against England. (File photo)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the annual update on Thursday. In the latest Test rankings, Team India continues to hold the top position with 121 ratings. At the same time, the New Zealand team is in second place with 120 ratings. The World Test Championship final is also to be played next month between the two.
England at number three and Australia at number four
India has 2914 points in 24 matches. At the same time, New Zealand has 2166 points in 18 matches. There is no team around these two teams either. England is third with 109 ratings and Australia at number 108 with 108 ratings. A 2-match Test series will also be played between England and New Zealand from June 2.
Pakistan defeated South Africa and Zimbabwe
The Pakistan team benefited from 4 consecutive Tests wins against South Africa and Zimbabwe. He gained 3 points and is at number 5 with a 94 rating. At the same time, the West Indies team also got the benefit of a 2–0 series draw against Bangladesh and 0–0 from Sri Lanka. The team moved from 8th to sixth place. This is his best ranking since 2013.
Bangladesh’s performance was poor
The South African team is ranked 7th with 80 ratings and the Sri Lankan team is 8th with 78 ratings. Bangladesh’s performance has been poor in recent times. In such a situation, the team has dropped to 9th position. Whereas, Zimbabwe is at number 10.
New Zealand makes clean sweep of Windies and Pakistan
The Indian team has been in excellent form for some time. The team beat Australia 2–1 at their home. At the same time, they won 3–1 in the home series against England. Whereas, the New Zealand team is also performing brilliantly in the last 10 months. New Zealand had swept both the West Indies and Pakistan in a 2-match Test series.
Rankings issued like this
According to the ICC statement, in this annual update, the results of 2017-18 have been eliminated. It is rated 100% of all matches played since May 2020 and 50% of matches played two years ago. It also dropped the 4–0 defeat to England at the hands of Australia in 2017/18.