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ICC Test Rankings: Despite historic win in Cape Town, Team India loses the crown to Australia as No. 1 Test team

The Australian team got the advantage of getting the India-South Africa series drawn. After that, they regained the top position in Test rankings.

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ICC Test Rankings: Despite historic win in Cape Town, Team India loses the crown to Australia as No. 1 Test team

Australia topples India as world's No 1 Test side in ICC Test Rankings. Image- Hindustan Times

India created history by defeating South Africa in Cape Town. Despite this, Team India has lost the top position in the ICC Test rankings. Australia has reached the first position after winning two consecutive Test matches in the three-Test series against Pakistan. They have ended India's dominance in the Test rankings.

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Australia topples India as world's No 1 Test side in ICC Test Rankings. Image- Hindustan Times
Australia topples India as world's No 1 Test side in ICC Test Rankings. Image- Hindustan Times

The Australian team got the advantage of getting the India-South Africa series drawn. After that, they regained the top position in Test rankings. The Kangaroo team was on top for some time after winning the World Test Championship last time. In the ICC Test rankings, the teams of India and Australia were tied with 118-118 ratings. Team India was on top due to having more points in its account.

Australia has 118 ratings in the latest ICC ratings. They have 3534 points in its account. At the same time, India has suffered a loss of one rating after the series was drawn. They slipped to second place with 117 rating and 3746 points. No change has been seen in the ICC Test rankings of other teams yet.

South Africa are placed second followed by New Zealand at third and Australia at fourth with 50 percentage points each in the WTC table.

How can India regain the top position in ICC Test Rankings?

The three-Test series between Australia and Pakistan is currently going on. The Kangaroo team can strengthen its position at the top by winning the Test being played in Sydney. At the same time, India will have a chance to regain the top position by winning the five-Test series against England at home. The Test series between India and England will start from January 25.

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ICC Test Rankings (Men)

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Australia 30 3534 118
2 India 32 3746 117
3 England 43 4941 115
4 South Africa 24 2536 106
5 New Zealand 25 2471 95
6 Pakistan 25 2304 92
7 Sri Lanka 27 2123 79
8 West Indies 28 2154 77
9 Bangladesh 22 1131 51
10 Zimbabwe 7 223 32

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