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ICC Announced Ranking: India at Top in ODI, T20. Slipped to Second in Test

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday released the latest team rankings after updating the annual rankings for all three formats (Test, ODI and T20 International). 

The biggest thing that has come out in this is that the Indian team has lost the Test crown i.e. number-1 position.

The Australian team, which defeated the Indian team in the final of the World Test Championship 2021-23, has become the number-1 Test team. 

India has now slipped to second place. There was a change in the positions of these two teams in the Test rankings, while the positions of the teams ranked 4th to 9th remained stable. 

Remember that India had to suffer a 209-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the WTC 2023 final.

This victory gave Australia a chance to improve its rating. She reached number-1 with 124 points. India is at second place with 120 points. England (105 points) is in third place.

The rankings update took into account performances after May 2021. The Indian team, which registered a 2-1 win over Australia under the leadership of Virat Kohli in January 2021, remained out of the ranking period. 

All results between May 2021 and May 2023 have a weighting of 50 per cent and series in the last 12 months, including WTC Final wins, have a weighting of 100 per cent.

The Indian team may have lost the top spot in the Test team rankings, but its dominance in limited overs cricket remains intact. The Indian team occupies the top position in both ODI and T20 International team rankings. 

India has 122 rating in ODI. It is six points ahead of Australia (116). South Africa (112) is third, Pakistan (106) is fourth and New Zealand (101) complete the top-5 list.

The Indian team also continues its one-sided rule in the T20 International team rankings. It continues to hold the top position with 264 rating. Australia (257) is in second place and seven points behind India. 

England team (252) is in third place. South Africa (250) jumped from sixth to fourth place. Pakistan also lost two places and slipped to seventh place. Pakistan has 247 points.