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ICC Rankings: Rohit Sharma’s Men Lose Out On Number One Spot Despite Cape Town Test Win

India failed to retain their number one spot in ICC Test rankings as Australia become the new number one team

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 5, 2024 15:54 IST
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After a remarkable triumph against South Africa in the Cape Town Test, the Indian cricket team had reached the pinnacle by securing the number one spot in the World Test Championship standings and overall rankings. Yet, within just a day after this notable victory, Team India faced a considerable setback as they lost their number one ranking. The Australian team, reigning champions in Test cricket for the World Test Championship, has now ascended to claim the top spot.”

The Cape Town Test win had also taken India to the top of the World Test Championship points table. Such a drop in the rankings came out as an unexpected surprise for Rohit Sharma’s men.

Who came out on top?

Until recently, both India and Australia were at par with 118 points each in the latest Test rankings. However, recent developments, possibly due to India’s disappointing loss and subsequent impressive victory, seem to have shifted the balance unfavorably for India. The Indian team experienced a one-point deduction, dropping them to 117 points. Consequently, this has led to Team India slipping to the second position in the Test team rankings. Meanwhile, England holds the third position, followed by South Africa in fourth, and New Zealand in fifth place.

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First published on: Jan 05, 2024 03:40 PM IST

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