The Indian cricket team has lost his place at the helm in the ICC Test Rankings released on Friday. The Virat Kohli-led side has dropped to number three after they suffered a defeat against New Zealand in Tests away from home.
This is the first time that India have lost their first position since 2016 and the Australian side are now placed at the top and 116 points followed by New Zealand who have 115 points under their belt.
While India have dropped in the ICC rankings, they are still ahead in the ICC Test Championship which is being played between the top nine nations. India are followed by England, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
Australia's rise to No.1 in the T20I and Test rankings will require them to get even better to maintain their position, says coach Justin Langer. pic.twitter.com/0BgBVISnrQ— ICC (@ICC) May 1, 2020
Australia captain Tim Paine's goal after the Newlands episode was to turn the team into "heroes" again.— ICC (@ICC) May 1, 2020
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"Everyone knows their role within the team. They know they've got to be gun fielders, fast between the wickets. We've got a good style of play."— ICC (@ICC) May 1, 2020
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Afghanistan and Ireland also received the Test status recently but haven’t played many matches to be on the ranking table.
In the ODIs, world champions England are at the top while India are at the second. The runners-up of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup, New Zealand are placed at three while South Africa and Australia are at number four and five respectively.
In T20Is, Australia take the top spot with England, India, Pakistan and South Africa being the other four teams in the top five.