Reason why the Indian Team has lost its number one spot in the ICC Test Rankings

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ICC Test Rankings news – The International Cricket Council (ICC) released their new rankings for all three formats of cricket. In the latest ICC Test rankings, the Indian team has dropped down from its first place to the third place, while the Australian team has again established its reign in Test cricket. This is the first time since October 2016 that the Indian team has lost its number one ICC ranking in Test cricket.

At the same time, the Australian team is at the number one position with 116 points in the ICC Test rankings while New Zealand is at number two, with 115 points and Team India has 114 points.

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Is it due to lack of cricket that the Indian team has lost the number one spot in the Test rankings?

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If you too are thinking like this or if you have any such question in your mind then the answer is no. It is the figures behind which India has lost the first place in the Test rankings.

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Releasing the rankings, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said that since May 2019, the Test matches played so far have been added to 100 per cent and 50 per cent of the matches of the two years before that. Based on this, the new ICC rankings have been prepared. Therefore, the records of the current ICC Test rankings have been removed from the records of 2016-17, in which the Indian team had a golden period.

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The Indian team won 12 Tests in 2016-17 and lost only one match. During that time, the Indian team won all five of its Test series, including the series in Australia and one match each in England and South Africa.

At the same time, the Australian team defeated South Africa and the Indian team at home. This is the reason why India has lost their number 1 ranking. The Indian team also badly lost two tests on their tour to New Zealand this year.

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However, a piece of good news for the Indian team is that the Indian team is still at the number one position in the ICC World Test Championship points table. The Australian team is in second place in the WTC.

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Talking about the ICC Test rankings, the Indian team is not far from becoming world’s number one. If the Indian team beats Australia in the first match on their next tour by a big margin, then the Indian team can get back to the first place of the ICC Test Rankings.

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