Team India, which got the first place by beating the biggest teams in the Test format, has captained the team in the last few years.He has performed brilliantly in the hosting of (Virat Kohli). Due to this, the Indian cricket team has been able to achieve the first position. The interesting thing is that for the last 5 years, India has been at number-1 in the list of ICC in this format. But, there seems to be a crisis in this place of the team.
Test ranking of Team India in danger
The number 1 ranking (ICC Test Rankings) of Team India, which has consistently occupied the No. 1 chair under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, is seen in danger. The main reason for this is the second test match between England and New Zealand. The rain in the first match ruined the plans of the Kiwi players. Due to which this match was drawn. After this, now the second Test match between the two teams will start from Thursday.
If the visiting team is successful in defeating England in this match, then India’s first place will be snatched from it. In such a situation, the Indian team will slip from the first position to the second position and New Zealand will get the first position. Looking at the current Test rankings, the Indian team is still occupied at No. 1 with a rating of 121. New Zealand’s team remains in second place with 119 rating points.
If this happens then India will be snatched its first place.
This time if New Zealand’s team is successful in registering a win in Birmingham, then its rating point will increase to 124 points. With this, the Kiwi team will be able to snatch the first place from Team India. In such a situation, with a loss of 1 point, India will slip from the first place to the second place. The biggest loss of defeating New Zealand will be the English team itself.
If third-ranked England loses the second Test match, then it will slip from third place to fourth place in the ICC points table. So the Australian will have the advantage of one point. From the fourth position, the Kangaroo team will move to the third position. In such a situation, it is obvious that like the first match, England will not let its hold weaken in this match.
It is not easy for the Kiwi team to beat England
However, going to England and defeating him is not an easy task. But, in the first match, New Zealand had a great start, and almost turned the bet in their favor. But even after this, the English team had drawn this match. Now the second test match will start in Birmingham. In which two main players of the visiting team have been out of the second Test due to injuries.
This includes the name of captain Kane Williamson and bowler Mitchell Santner. In such a situation, there is going to be a fierce competition between the two and defeating the English team will not be so easy for the Kiwi players.