Australia occupies pole position in men's test ranking after annual update

By Real11 - May 3 2024 135 Views

Australia displace India as No.1 team in rankings

Australia have replaced India as the No.1 team in men’s test rankings following the annual update. India, however, have retained the pole position in the ODI and T20I rankings. 

In this cycle, the matches played only after May 2021 are taken into account for determining the rank, which means India’s 2-1 series win in Australia in December 2020-January 2021 has been overlooked. All outcomes between May 2021 and May 2023 are weighted at 50% whereas the ones in the next 12 months are weighted at 100%. 

As a result, the Kangaroos, who also clinched the World Test Championship last year, now have 124 rating points, four more than second placed India (118), and 19 clear of third placed England (105). Both India and Australia will next be seen in action in this format only in November, whey they lock horns in Perth. 

The positions of all other Test sides remained unchanged. 

India (122) have extended their lead at the top of the ODI rankings to six rating points. Australia retains the second spot with 116 rating points followed by South Africa at third, who are only four points behind Australia. Pakistan (106) and New Zealand (101) close the top five.   

In the T20I rankings India remains at the top with 264 points to its name. Their lead over second placed Australia (254) has reduced from eleven to seven points. 

South Africa was among the biggest beneficiaries in this. The men in green ascended from sixth to eighth, and are now just two points clear third placed England (352) 

Meanwhile, Pakistan have slipped two places to seventh, and Scotland have replaced Zimbabwe at the 12th position.

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