Threat to India’s No. 1 Test Ranking (AFP)
The Indian team has to play the World Test Championship final (WTC Final) against New Zealand from June 18, but before this title match, Virat and Company’s No. 1 ranking is in danger.
New Delhi. Team India’s performance in Test cricket has been excellent for the last five years. Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India has been occupying the number 1 chair for a long time. However, now the number 1 ranking of Team India (ICC Test Rankings) is in danger. The New Zealand team is now eyeing this ranking. Let us tell you that the New Zealand team is currently playing a Test series against England. If they beat hosts England in the second Test starting on Thursday, then they will become the No. 1 Test team. At the same time, Team India will roll down to number 2.
According to the current Test rankings, the Indian team occupies the No. 1 chair with a rating of 121. On the other hand, New Zealand’s team is at number two with 119 points. If the New Zealand team wins in Birmingham, then it will have 124 rating points and it will become the No. 1 Test team. At the same time, Team India will roll down to the second number. England will also suffer the loss of losing to New Zealand, it will move from number three to fourth and the Australian team will reach number three.
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Difficult for New Zealand to win over EnglandLet us tell you that beating England in the Test series at his own home is not an easy task. New Zealand’s performance in the first test was excellent but the hosts got the test match drawn. The second Test is to be held in Birmingham from Thursday and many big New Zealand players can be rested in that match. There are reports that Kane Williamson is injured and it is difficult for him to play in the second Test. Mitchell Santner has also suffered a finger injury and has been ruled out of the Birmingham Test. Trent Boult has definitely returned to the team, which is bad news for England.