ICC Team Rankings: India dethroned as No. 1 Test side, Pakistan lose No. 1 T20I spot

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Virat Kohli-led India are no more the No. 1 ranked-Test team as Tim Paine’s Australia have become the new table-toppers in the longest format of the game. In the latest released International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, India have slipped to the third position with Australia securing the top spot and New Zealand moving up to the second position.


“India have yielded the top spot for the first time since October 2016. This is largely because India had won 12 Tests and lost just one Test in 2016-17, the records of which were removed in the latest update,” an ICC statement said.

“They had won all five series during this period including against Australia and England. On the other hand, Australia had lost to South Africa as well as to India in the same period.”


India still on top of the ICC World Test Championship table

Notably, India’s last international assignment was a Test series in New Zealand in which they were whitewashed 2-0. It was India’s first major overseas assignment of 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire world to a grinding halt.

India still leads the ICC World Test Championship, a league comprising of six series to played by each of the top nine Test sides.


Australia clinch No. 1 T20I spot for the first time in history

Meanwhile, Australia have dethroned Pakistan in the ICC T20I rankings, becoming the new leaders of the shortest format.

Australia have topped the list for the first time since the T20I rankings were introduced in 2011. Pakistan, who had overtaken New Zealand to reach the top position in January 2018 and then spent 27 months there, are now at the fourth position.


England have moved up to the second position while India are placed at the third spot.

India retain 2nd spot in ICC ODI Rankings

Nonetheless, India have retained their second spot in the ICC ODI rankings. They are just behind World Cup-winners England who have increased their lead from 6 to 8 rating points.


ICC Test Rankings (As on May 1, 2020):

  1. Australia – 116 points
  2. New Zealand – 115 points
  3. India – 114 points
  4. England – 105 points
  5. Sri Lanka – 91 points
  6. South Africa – 90 points
  7. Pakistan – 86 points
  8. West Indies – 79 points
  9. Afghanistan – 57 points
  10. Bangladesh – 55 points

ICC T20I Rankings

  1. Australia – 278 points
  2. England – 268 points
  3. India – 266 points
  4. Pakistan – 260 points
  5. South Africa – 258 points
  6. New Zealand – 242 points
  7. Sri Lanka – 230 points
  8. Bangladesh – 229 points
  9. West Indies – 229 points
  10. Afghanistan – 228 points

ICC ODI Rankings


  1. England – 127 points
  2. India – 119 points
  3. New Zealand – 116 points
  4. South Africa – 108 points
  5. Australia – 107 points
  6. Pakistan – 102 points
  7. Bangladesh – 88 points
  8. Sri Lanka – 85 points
  9. West Indies – 76 points
  10. Afghanistan – 55 points

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