India under new captain Rohit Sharma finished the 2021-22 season as the world’s number one ranked T20 team after a string of impressive performances at home but were a good nine points behind Australia in the annual Test rankings released by ICC. New Zealand finished as the world No 1 ODI team with the cut-off date being May 4, 2022. The England versus India series that began in 2021, will be included in the rankings once the final postponed Test is completed. “Australia have increased their lead over second-placed India from one to nine rating points, while Pakistan have overtaken England to fifth position in the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings following the annual update,” the ICC release stated.
“India have also gained a point to move to 119, while England have had the biggest decrease of nine points as their 4-1 series win over India in 2018 is now dropped from the rankings. England’s 88 rating points is their lowest since 1995. ” The annual update drops the 2018-19 season and reflects all series completed since May 2019. Series completed prior to May 2021 are now weighted at 50% and subsequent series at 100%.
India extended their lead over No. 2 England in T20s from one to five points. SA and Australia have overtaken NZ, who are at sixth.