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ICC Test Rankings

ICC Test Team Ranking


POSTEAMMATCHESPOINTSRATING
1India374,455120
2New Zealand273,198118
3Australia313,498113
4England495,174106
5Pakistan262,32890
6South Africa292,59589
7Sri Lanka362,98283
8West Indies312,50181
9Bangladesh201,02051
10Zimbabwe1131529

ICC Test Ranking


Take a look at the ICC Test Batting Ratings :


ICC Test Batsmen Ranking


POSPLAYERTEAMRATING
1Kane WilliamsonNZ919
2Steve SmithAUS891
3Marnus LabuschagneAUS878
4Joe RootENG831
5Virat KohliIND814
6Babar AzamPAK760
7Henry NichollsNZ747
7Rohit SharmaIND747
7Risabh PantIND747
10David WarnerAUS724


ICC Test Ranking


This is the list of ICC Test Bowling Ratings :


ICC Test Bowler Ranking


POSPLAYERTEAMRATING
1Pat CumminsAUS908
2Ravichandran AshwinIND850
3Neil WagnerNZ825
4James AndersonENG822
5Josh HazlewoodAUS816
6Tim SoutheeNZ811
7Stuart BroadENG792
8Jason HolderWI755
9Kasigo RabadaSA753
10Mitchell StarcAUS744


Australia v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test: Day 4



This is the list of Test All-Rounders Ratings :


ICC Test All-rounders Ranking


POSPLAYERTEAMRATING
1Jason HolderWI423
2Ben StokesENG393
3Ravindra JadejaIND386
4Ravichandran AshwinIND353
5Shakib-Al-HasanBAN352
6Kyle JamiesonNZ293
7Mitchell StarcAUS275
8Colin de GrandhommeNZ258
9Pat CumminsAUS249
10Chris WoakesENG238


West Indies v England 2nd Test - Day Three



ο»ΏTeams who have dominated the ICC Test Ranking since 2003 :


TeamFromTill
AustraliaJune 2003July 2009
South AfricaAugust 2009November 2009
IndiaNovember 2009August 2011
EnglandAugust 2011August 2012
South AfricaAugust 2012May 2014
AustraliaMay 2014July 2014
South AfricaJuly 2014January 2016
IndiaJanuary 2016February 2016
AustraliaFebruary 2016August 2016
IndiaAugust 2016August 2016
PakistanAugust 2016October 2016
IndiaOctober 2016April 2020
AustraliaApril 2020March 2021
IndiaMarch 2021Present


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 3βˆ’4 years is divided by a figure based on their total number of matches and series played.


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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, occupy the second spot. England are at third position and South Africa are fourth. Australia, who have spent most time at top of the rankings since the 2000s, currently find 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.


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