Team India has become the new number 1 ranked test team in the ICC rankings (ICC Twitter)
Indian team overtakes Australia to become new No. 1 ranked Test nation in latest ranking published by ICC
Rohit Sharma led the Indian men’s cricket team to become the world’s No. 1 ranked Test team, moving Australia to the top of the ICC Test rankings on Tuesday May 2. In the latest rankings released by world cricket’s governing body, India overtook Australia with 121 ranking points while Pat Cummins’ side fell to second place with 116 ranking points.
It comes after the Indian team managed to retain the Border Gavaskar 2023 Trophy after beating Australia 2-1 in the highly anticipated 4-game Test series.
Thanks to their victory in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, Rohit’s team also qualified for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) where they will face Australia in the summit clash which is due to take place in the London Oval from June 7 to 11.
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As India finished second in the final 2021-23 World Test Championship standings behind Australia, they were able to secure a second-place finish, sealing their spot in a second straight WTC final.
In the inaugural WTC final, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli finished second to New Zealand, but Rohit’s forces will hope to win the final in London and bring home an ICC trophy after winning the Champions Trophy. by India under the direction of MS Dhoni. in 2013.
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In the latest ranking published by ICC, Team India also retained its crown of number 1 in the T20I ranking. With 267 ranking points, India edge slightly ahead of defending T20 World Cup champions England, who are second, with 267 ranking points.
When it comes to the ODI rankings, Rohit’s side have some ground to gain as they are currently third in the ICC ODI rankings. Australia lead the ODI standings with 113 points, New Zealand are tied second with 113, and India are third.
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