Did ICC make Team India No. 1 ranked Test side by mistake?

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The
latest
ranking
of
Tests
was
released
on
Tuesday
(January
17)
and
Rohit
Sharma
and
his
men
are
now
at
the
zenith
of
the
table.
But
after
an
hour
or
so,
the
ICC
website
has
restored
Australia’s
status
as
the
no.
1
Test
side.

India
replaced
Australia
at
the
top
spot
for
a
brief
moment,
who
will
be
coming
to
India
for
a
four-match
Test
series
that
starts
in
February.

ICC
make
India
top-ranked
Test
Team:

India
were
given
3690
points
with
115
rating
points
(32
matches).
Australia,
on
the
other
hand,
were
given
111
rating
points
and
3231
points
after
playing
29
matches.

England
(107
Rating)
are
sitting
third
while
South
Africa
(102)
and
New
Zealand
(99)
complete
the
top
five
of
the
list.
A
total
of
ten
countries
are
ranked
in
the
Test
format
and
Zimbabwe
are
at
the
bottom
of
the
pile.

How
India
got
the
no.
1
Test
Spot:

The
Indian
team
had
a
strong
finish
in
the
longest
format
last
year.
The
Indian
team
won
the
Test
series
in
Sri
Lanka
earlier
last
year,
and
their
final
assignment
against
Bangladesh
also
ended
in
a
series
win.

Australia
were
also
excellent
in
the
Tests
in
2022.
They
had
series
win
over
West
Indies
and
South
Africa.
But
their
last
match
against
the
Proteas
was
rain-marred
and
that
ended
the
match
in
a
draw,
denying
the
Aussies
a
clear
whitewash
opportunity.
And
it
also
took
a
toll
on
their
ratings.
India
won
both
matches
against
Bangladesh
and
thus
improved
their
rating
significantly,
which
was
not
attained
by
the
Aussies
due
to
that
stalemate.

India
are
also
the
no.
1
T20I
side
in
the
world,
and
can
become
the

no.
1
ranked
team
in
ODIs
as
well
in
the
upcoming
New
Zealand
ODI
series.

But
It
was
an
ICC
Glitch:

But
ICC
made
a
mistake
that
showed
India
as
the
top-ranked
Test
team
briefly.
In
the
latter
update,
Australia
remain
at
the
top
of
the
Test
rankings
with
3668
points
and
a
126
rating
point.
India
remain
second
in
the
rankings
with
115
rating
points.

Indian
fans
got
bemused
after
their
earlier
ecstasy,
and
their
joy
was
short-lived.
ICC
haven’t
made
any
statement
from
their
side,
but
we
can
now
clearly
conclude
the
previous
update
had
an
error
which
was
mistakenly
showing
India
as
the
top-ranked
Test
team.

India
have
the
opportunity
to
become
the
No.
1-

India
have
an
opportunity
though
to
reclaim
their
top
spot
as
they
take
on
the
Aussies
in
the
Border-Gavaskar
Trophy
that
starts
in
February.
Any
favourable
result
will
give
India
a
significant
chance
to
topple
Australia
and
get
to
the
peak
of
the
ranking
table.


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