India topple Australia, become new number 1 in ICC Tests Rankings

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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.

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

India
become
no.
1
in
Tests:

India
have
3690
points
with
115
rating
points
(32
matches)
as
they
grab
hold
of
the
highest
podium.
Australia,
on
the
other
hand,
have
111
rating
points
and
3231
points
after
playing
29
matches.

England
(106
Rating)
are
sitting
third
while
New
Zealand
(100)
and
South
Africa
(85)
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.

Australia
though
would
have
the
opportunity
to
get
their
top
spot
back
as
they
travel
to
India
for
the
four-match
Border
Gavaskar
series.
Both
teams
are
occupying
the
top
two
spots
in
the
WTC
and
are
poised
to
play
the
final
of
this
current
WTC
cycle.

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