India run-down Australia in the ICC Test rankings to come the top team in the world, right ahead of the World Test Championship Final at Oval. The WTC final is set to play after the completion of the Indian Premier League.
The International Cricket Council displayed the development on Tuesday, 2 May. ICC said that India had taken over the top spot due to the periodic rankings update, which changes weightage.
Australia, who was at the top position with 122 points, despite their 1- 2 loss against India in the Border- Gavaskar Trophy, got down in the update and now holds the alternate place in the ICC Test rankings. This marks the end of Australia’s domination as the top Test platoon in the world, where they stayed for 15 months. ” The periodic rankings consider all series completed since May 2020, with series completed before May 2022 laddered at 50 percent and all posterior series laddered at 100 percent,” ICC said in their release on Tuesday.
The Pat Cummins side has risen to the top ranking, deposing India after their 4- 0 palm against England in the Ashes series. India had skidded from the top spot after losing their Test series against South Africa. It was the end for Virat Kohli as the Test Captain for team India.
No chance for change in the points table rather than the top 2 positions only. Still, Ben Stokes’ England, who have Babbled their way through to a series in all conditions barring New Zealand, have bridged their gap. They are now breathing down Australia’s neck right ahead of Ashes 2023.