Following the yearly update that eliminates results from the 2019–20 season and takes into account all series played since May 2020, India has surpassed Australia to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings.
India’s rating points increased from 119 to 121 as a result of the elimination of their 2-0 loss to New Zealand in March 2020 from the rankings, which rate series played before May 2022 at 50% and subsequent series at 100%. In December 2021, India last held the top spot for a whole month.
Australia’s rating dropped from 122 to 116 rating points as a result of the elimination of their home series victories over Pakistan (2-0) and New Zealand (3-0) in 2019–20, and a halving to 50% of the weighting of their 4-0 victory over England in 2021–22.
. With a 4-0 series victory over England, they surpassed New Zealand and took over the top spot.
England is still in third place, although the difference between them and the second-placed team has decreased from 13 to two rating points as a result of recent steady play and the weighting of their 4-0 Ashes loss and 1-0 West Indies loss.
The other ranks are also identical, except Zimbabwe, which is now in 10th place, has improved five rating points. Ireland and Afghanistan have not yet participated in enough Test matches to be included in the rankings.
India has solidified their leadership in the Men’s T20I Team Rankings, expanding their advantage over England in second place from six to eight points. To move up to third place, New Zealand passed South Africa and Pakistan.
The biggest increases in ratings came from Hong Kong (up three spots to 18th) and the United States (up three spots to 22nd).
Oman and Papua New Guinea both dropped two spots to rank 20th and 21st, while Singapore fell six spots to rank 36th.
Having played the necessary six T20I matches over the past three years, 84 nations are now ranked overall.
Turkey drops off the list after failing to compete in six matches, and five other nations—Brazil, Chile, Iran, Mexico, and Peru—haven’t played since May 2020 and have thus lost their ranking.
After the current Pakistan-New Zealand series concludes on May 10, the ODI team rankings will be updated yearly.
ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings (as of 2 May, following the annual update):
ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as of 2 May, following the annual update):
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