ICC released their new Test Cricket ranking earlier today and safe to say, it left many Cricket fans scratching their heads. As per the latest rankings, Australia are the new number 1 ranked Test team in the world, however, it would be right to mention that the Aussie side have not won an away Test series for close to 12 months now.

Australia’s performance in Test Series in recent times:

Lost 3-2 in England

Lost 1 test in Bangladesh

Lost 3-0 in SL

Lost 3-1 in South Africa

Lost 1-0 in UAE

Even Lost 2-1 at home (vs India)

Drew 2-2 in England

Despite all these results, the latest ICC rankings for Test Teams see the Baggy Greens take a 1-point lead against second-placed New Zealand and further a 2-point gap from India who are placed 3rd in the Test match ranking.

Over the years, the foreign press has been moaning a lot about India beating the minnows at home to improve their rankings. However, since October 2016, Virat Kohli’s men have made impressive away tours as well.

Despite India’s decent outings in recent times, Australia have managed to leapfrog them to become the new number 1 Test team in the world. Is it fair? Only time will tell once the Covid-19 Pandemic is over and all the teams are back on the field again. For now, Australia will enjoy this moment of being called in the best Test team in the world.