ICC Test Rankings 2010: Australia slip to fifth place in ICC rankings

Australian team has slipped to fifth place in the ICC Test rankings after the 2-0 clean-sweep by India in the 2-match Test series.

Australia has dropped behind England into fifth position. It is for the first time that Australians are placed below England on the Test table since the rankings were introduced in 2003.

India and Australia had entered the series on 127 and 113 ratings points, respectively. Australia lost 3 points following their losses while India gained 3 points.

India are at the number one place and even if India had lost both the matches, they would still have been ranked number one.

Australians are still the number one in the ICC ODI Ranking.

ICC rankings for Test teams:

Ranking Team Matches Rating Points
1 India 34 130
2 South Africa 29 119
3 Sri Lanka 23 115
4 England 39 112
5 Australia 37 110
6 Pakistan 23 83
7 West Indies 21 79
8 New Zealand 25 78
9 Bangladesh 19 7

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