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Updated team ranking

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Australia's men's team became the No. 1 ranked nation in both Tests and T20Is as per the latest rankings released by the ICC. India were dethroned from the top spot in Tests for the first time since October 2016 while Pakistan lost their No. 1 ranking in T20Is after a 27-month period at the top. Australia moved to the top of the T20I rankings for the first time since T20I rankings were introduced in 2011.

Australia currently have 116 rating points while New Zealand moved up to second with 115 points in the Test rankings. India, now ranked third, have 114 points, nine more than England at the fourth position.

"With only two points separating them, this is the second closest the top three teams have been since the Test rankings were launched in 2003," the ICC acknowledged in its release. "The closest for the top three teams was in January 2016, when India had led Australia and South Africa by a single point."

The 2016-17 period was removed from the latest update on Friday (May 1), which led to the change in the rankings. During this period, India won 12 Tests and lost only one - winning five series, including the ones against Australia and England. Australia, on the other hand, had lost to South Africa apart from India in the same period.

On the Test Championship points table though, India still remain firmly at the top with 360 points, which is 64 points clear of the second-placed Australia.

In the T20I rankings, Australia have 278 rating points, followed by England with 268 and India with 266. Pakistan moved down to fourth with 260 points, followed by South Africa who have 258 points.

England, meanwhile, continue to hold on to the top position in the ODI rankings for teams. They have 127 rating points while India, at second, have 119. New Zealand are third with 116 points followed by South Africa with 108 and Australia with 107.

Having regained the Ashes in England, Australia were unbeaten in the five Tests at home against Pakistan and New Zealand during their summer. The T20I team was unbeaten in the six matches played at home while handing a 2-1 defeat to South Africa in South Africa earlier this year.

"We have got lots of work to do to become the team we want to be, but over the last couple of years not only have we performed well on the field but we have performed well off it," said Australia head coach Justin Langer. "We have earned some respect back from other teams around the world but also from Australia.

"When we started on this journey there had been a lot of talk about Australia wanting to be No. 1 in the world in all three forms of the game. We took a different approach. Not once did we talk about being No. 1 ranked in the world, we wanted to be No. 1 in our values and process. That is what I am most proud of," he added.

Langer, however, said that defeating India in India in a Test series is when Australia can truly claim to have won back the top spot. "I said in my first conference as coach we will know we are a great team if we can beat India in India and that is certainly a great goal for us. We know they are so tough to beat so only then will we really know we can claim the number one spot. The last time we played India here they beat us for the first time in Australia so we will be determined to beat them when they come back."
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Team Rankings - ODI
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 4,820 127
2 India 5,819 119
3 New Zealand 3,716 116
4 South Africa 3,345 108
5 Australia 3,518 107
6 Pakistan 3,254 102
7 Bangladesh 2,989 88
8 Sri Lanka 3,297 85
9 West Indies 3,285 76
10 Afghanistan 1,549 55
11 Ireland 1,039 49
12 Netherlands 222 44
13 Oman 479 40
14 Zimbabwe 935 39
15 Scotland 419 26
16 Nepal 161 18
17 UAE 259 17
18 Namibia 152 17
19 United States 185 13
20 Papua New Guinea 0 0


Team Rankings - T20
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 5,285 278
2 England 4,564 268
3 India 9,319 266
4 Pakistan 5,470 260
5 South Africa 4,380 258
6 New Zealand 5,565 242
7 Sri Lanka 5,293 230
8 Bangladesh 4,583 229
9 West Indies 5,499 229
10 Afghanistan 3,882 228
11 Zimbabwe 3,442 191
12 Ireland 5,513 190
13 UAE. 4,288 186
14 Scotland 3,096 182
15 Nepal 4,148 180
16 Papua New Guinea 3,769 179
17 Netherlands 4,618 178
18 Oman 3,169 176
19 Namibia 2,980 157
20 Singapore 2,835 142
21 Canada 1,956 130
22 Qatar 2,982 130
23 Hong Kong 2,727 119
24 Kenya 1,389 116
25 Jersey 2,423 115
26 Kuwait 1,765 110
27 Italy 1,100 110
28 Saudi Arabia 965 107
29 Denmark 975 98
30 Bermuda 1,202 92
31 Uganda 985 90
32 Malaysia 2,557 88
33 Germany 1,304 87
34 United States 868 79
35 Ghana 773 77
36 Botswana 934 72
37 Guernsey 854 71
38 Austria 553 69
39 Nigeria 1,064 67
42 Spain 766 59
43 Sweden 168 56
44 Tanzania 167 56
46 Argentina 610 51
47 Philippines 241 48
48 Bahrain 424 47
49 Vanuatu 704 47
50 Belize 209 42
51 Bulgaria 203 41
52 Hungary 162 41
53 Malawi 476 40
54 Czech Republic 430 36
55 Fiji 105 35
56 Peru 294 33
57 Panama 162 32
58 Luxembourg 258 32
59 Costa Rica 126 32
60 Japan 126 32
61 Samoa 216 31
62 Mexico 320 29
63 Belgium 170 28
64 Portugal 173 25
65 Finland 204 23
66 Thailand 297 21
67 South Korea 78 20
68 Mozambique 173 14
69 Brazil 123 14
70 Bhutan 88 13
71 Sierra Leone 61 12
72 Maldives 138 10
73 Chile 85 9
74 Saint Helena 55 9
75 Indonesia 19 5
76 Myanmar 23 4
77 Lesotho 0 0
78 Rwanda 0 0
79 Swaziland 0 0
81 China 0 0
82 Gambia 0 0
83 Gibraltar 0 0
84 Malta 0
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Ranked below Oman :shock:

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And a fair chance Swaziland would beat us without BT and Ervine. :lol:

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These are T20 rankings presumably, and not test?
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eugene wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 5:36 pm
These are T20 rankings presumably, and not test?
Saudia Arabia are currently playing an Ashes series in Yemen.

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foreignfield wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 7:14 pm
eugene wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 5:36 pm
These are T20 rankings presumably, and not test?
Saudia Arabia are currently playing an Ashes series in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia is reducing Yemen to ashes.
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Test Team Ranking


Rank Team Points Rating
1 Australia 3,028 116
2 New Zealand 2,406 115
3 India 3,085 114
4 England 3,466 105
5 Sri Lanka 2,454 91
6 South Africa 2,076 90
7 Pakistan 1,372 86
8 West Indies 1,422 79
9 Bangladesh 939 55
10 Zimbabwe 144 18

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