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India become new world No. 1 ranked team across formats

Australia have moved to the No. two spot in the ICC Men's Test Team Rankings. India now have a total of 122 ratings whereas Australia who are occupying the second spot have 117 ratings.

Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: March 10, 2024 11:06 IST
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Team India have reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the ICC Men's Test Team Rankings after their 4-1 series over England. They have pipped Australia to regain the apex position whereas the Aussies have now slipped to the second spot.

India's dominant win over England in the fifth and final Test of their five-match series against England has helped them achieve the honour yet again as they now have 122 rating points compared to Australia's 117. India's achievement in the Test rankings now means that they are now the No. 1 ranked side across the three formats.

Ben Stokes' England are ranked third in the red-ball format and have accumulated 111 raking points.

Notably, Australia are currently playing New Zealand, who are placed fourth on the standings with 104 rating points, in the second Test of the series but the outcome of the same won't affect India's position at the top of the tree. 

India are also at the top of the World Test Championship points table with six victories and a points percentage system of 68.51.

The Men in Blue are also at the top of the ODI Team Rankings with 121 ratings whereas the reigning world champions are second with 118 rating points. The Rohit Sharma-led side is also at the zenith of the T20I Team Rankings with 266 ratings and England are placed second with 256 points in their kitty.

Team India's head coach Rahul Dravid is extremely proud of the kind of performance his players showcased after losing the first match of the series in Hyderabad.

"Yeah, really proud, to be honest. To go behind in the first Test, obviously it was a little bit disappointing, but just credit to the team and all the players, the way they bounced back. I thought we were able to keep a lot of calmness in spite of losing that first match. I still believed that we had the skills and the abilities to compete," Dravid said in the post-match press conference in Dharamsala.

"And just the way we performed, especially when we've been put under pressure at various stages in the series. We've always found people to step up, the team to stand up. So as a coach and as a support staff, I couldn't be really prouder of this team and the way they've played right through the series," he added.



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