ICC Test Team Ranking
Take a look at the ICC Test Batting Ratings :
ICC Test Batsmen Ranking
This is the list of ICC Test Bowling Ratings :
ICC Test Bowler Ranking
This is the list of Test All-Rounders Ratings :
ICC Test All-rounders Ranking
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Teams who have dominated the ICC Test Ranking since 2003 :
The ICC Test Rankings, also known as the ICC Test Championship, ranks the 12 Test playing nations by giving them a rating, which is based on a mathematical formula. Each team's points total from matches over the last 3−4 years is divided by a figure based on their total number of matches and series played.
The ICC awards the Test Championship Mace to the no. 1 Test team, which is the team which achieves the highest rating. The Indian cricket team, led by Virat Kohli, currently holds the mace, after finishing the year as the world no. 1 side, following their win against Australia in the four-match Test series held in Australia. They went on to win the series 2-1, and ensured that they stayed on top of the rankings. The Indian Cricket Team also defeated The England Cricket Team in Feb-Mar 2021 winning the series by 3-1 and retaining the World No. 1 Test Team Title.
Virat Kohli's men had a phenomenal home season in 2016-17, where they defeated England, New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Australia, at home. India then whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in Sri Lanka. Although they competed well, they lost 1-2 and 1-4 in South Africa and England respectively. India redeemed themselves with a historic 2-1 Test series victory on Australian soil in 2018/19.
New Zealand, on the other hand, has performed exceptionally well, occupies the second spot. England are at third position and South Africa are fourth. Australia, who have spent the most time at top of the rankings since the 2000s, currently finds themselves in the fourth position.
The ICC decided to award Afghanistan and Ireland the status of Test-playing nations after all the success they achieved over the past couple of years. The ICC Test Championship is also a great initiative to encourage the associate nations to take up test cricket.