Forward of the ICC World Take a look at Championship (WTC) ultimate, Group India dethroned Australia to turn out to be the No. 1 Take a look at crew within the newest ICC Rankings launched on Tuesday (Could 02). The Worldwide Cricket Council introduced the event and claimed that Rohit Sharma & Co. moved as much as take the highest spot as a result of annual rankings replace, which adjustments weighage for older matches.
In the meantime, India has reclaimed the highest spot after a very long time. They misplaced the numero uno place after dropping the three-match Take a look at collection versus South Africa, happening by a 1-2 margin, early in 2022. The collection defeat, within the African nation, additionally marked the top of Virat Kohli’s Take a look at captaincy tenure.
“The annual rankings take into account all collection accomplished since Could 2020, with collection accomplished earlier than Could 2022 weighted at 50 p.c and all subsequent collection weighted at one hundred pc,” ICC stated of their launch on Tuesday.
It’s to be famous that there aren’t any adjustments within the total standings aside from India and Australia swapping spots. Ben Stokes-led England have, nevertheless, bridging the hole with second-ranked Australia with 114 factors forward of Ashes 2023, including to the joy for the forthcoming collection in the UK quickly after the WTC ultimate.