The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest Test team rankings on Saturday. In this, the Indian team has reached the top. He has the advantage of winning the 3–1 Test series against England. New Zealand is at number two.
On Saturday, the Indian team defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and last Test of the series. With this, the ICC released the ranking. Team India has 122 points and New Zealand has 118 points.
World Test Championship final will be held in June
Team India will hold the same rankings till June, as there will be no Test series of the top-2 team before this. New Zealand is scheduled to play a 2-Test series against England under the World Test Championship in June, but the series may also be canceled or postponed. Because the two finalists of the World Test Championship, India and New Zealand have been decided.
On June 18, the final of the championship will be played between New Zealand and India at Lord’s. Although a 2-Test series will be played between West Indies and Sri Lanka in March, it will not affect the ranking of the top-2 team.
Team India number-2 in ODI rankings
The Indian team holds the number-2 position in the ODI rankings with 117 points. In this format, 2019 World Cup winner England is on top. The English team has 123 points. The New Zealand team is at number three with 116 points. There is only one point difference between him and India.
Team India has a chance to become number-1 in T20
The Indian team occupies the number-3 position in the T20 rankings. It has 268 points. England are on top with 275 points. Australia ranked second, has 272 points. A 5 T20 series is being played between England and Australia, which is currently 2–2. No team will win more than the last match.
At the same time, Team India now has to play 5 T20 series against England. If the Indian team makes a clean sweep in the series, it can also become number-1 in the T20 rankings. The result of the series of England and Australia also will not make any difference to the rankings.