England slip to sixth in ICC Test rankings, lowest mark since 1995; Australia extend their lead at the top | Cricket News


England record lowest mark in Test cricket since 1995, drop nine runs with 4-1 home win over India in 2018 no longer counting for the standings; England drop to sixth in the table, behind Pakistan, but remain second in ODI and T20I rankings after ICC annual update

Last update: 04/05/22 09:31

England have won one and lost 11 of their previous 17 Tests

England have dropped to sixth in the World Test rankings before the Ben Stokes era with the ICC’s annual update which saw the team record their lowest mark since 1995.

Stokes, who took over as skipper from Joe Root last week, takes over a side that have managed just one win and suffered 11 defeats in their last 17 Tests.

England lost 1-0 to the West Indies in March, a result which followed a 4-0 loss to the Ashes in December and January, and they have now seen their standings rise from 97 to 88 points with the 4-1 victory at home against India. in 2018 removed from the ranking.

Men’s ICC Test Ranking (Afghanistan and Ireland have yet to play enough Tests to be included)

Team Evaluation
1. Australia 128
2. India 119
3. New Zealand 111
4. South Africa 110
5.Pakistan 93
6. England 88
7.Sri Lanka 81
8. West Indies 77
9. Bangladesh 51
10. Zimbabwe 25

Stokes’ side slipped under Pakistan (93 points), who complete the top five behind Australia (128), India (119), New Zealand (111) and South Africa (110). ).

The new ranking reflects all Test series played since May 2019, with those completed before May 2021 being weighted at 50% and subsequent series at 100%.

England will face New Zealand and South Africa in a three-Test series at home this summer, while they will also meet India in a rearranged match last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 19.

The India Test result will be included in England’s current standings, with the standings updated following the conclusion of that match, which takes place at Edgbaston from July 1-5.

New England Tests captain Ben Stokes reveals plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad

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New England Tests captain Ben Stokes reveals plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad

New England Tests captain Ben Stokes reveals plans for Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad

Stokes addressed the media on Tuesday for the first time since his appointment, saying Test cricket was his “No.1 priority” and that he wanted the “selfless” players in his team to advance.

The 30-year-old also explained why he’s so passionate about Test cricket, saying: “If you’ve played five-day Tests, till the end, the feeling of winning that match, you don’t understand not really that. from another form.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen day to day, session to session. It’s so up and down and things can change.

“That’s what I love about it, it’s hard work and proper. That’s why it’s called Test cricket. Test cricket is the best format, the purest form.”

We take a look at some of Stokes' most memorable moments in an England shirt

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We take a look at some of Stokes’ most memorable moments in an England shirt

We take a look at some of Stokes’ most memorable moments in an England shirt

Stokes also explained how vital it is that the new England Test coach – Gary Kirsten, Simon Katich and Ottis Gibson are some of the names who would be in the frame – shares the same philosophy as him and recently appointed general manager of men’s cricket, Rob Key. .

The all-rounder added: “The main thing is that me, Rob and the coach have the same vision for the future for this Test team.

“It’s good to have individual ideas, but if most of your ideas are not aligned and three people are thinking about completely different things, I don’t see how things can improve.

“Having a coach on the same wavelength as us is very important.”

Rob Key will distribute England coaches across the different formats

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Rob Key will distribute England coaches across the various formats

Rob Key will distribute England coaches across the various formats

Australia extended their lead at the top of the Test standings by one point to nine, Pat Cummins’ men following their success at the Ashes with a 1-0 victory in Pakistan.

England remain second in the one-day international standings – but are now just a point behind New Zealand and 17 behind third-placed Australia.

England also remain second in the international T20 rankings, but saw India extend their lead over them from one point to five.

Eoin Morgan's England sides remain second in ODI and T20I rankings

Eoin Morgan’s England sides remain second in ODI and T20I rankings

England men’s cricket schedule for summer 2022

Against New Zealand

First Test (Lord’s) – June 2-6

Second Test (Trent Bridge) – June 10-14

Third Test (Clean Slate Headingley) – June 23-27

Against the Netherlands

First ODI (Amstelveen) – June 17

Second ODI (Amstelveen) – June 19

Third ODI (Amstelveen) – June 22

Against India

Fifth Test (Edgbaston) – July 1-5 (this game has been postponed to Summer 2021 due to Covid-19)

First international T20 (The Ageas Bowl) – July 7

Second international T20 (Edgbaston) – July 9

Third international T20 (Trent Bridge) – July 10

First ODI (The Kia Oval) – July 12

Second ODI (of the Lord) – July 14

Third ODI (Emirates Old Trafford) – July 17

Against South Africa

First ODI (Emirates Riverside) – July 19

Second ODI (Emirates Old Trafford) – July 22

Third ODI (Clean Slate Headingley) – July 24

First international T20 (Bristol) – July 27

Second international T20 (Cardiff) – July 29

Third International T20 (The Ageas Bowl) – July 31

First Test (of the Lord) – August 17-21

Second Test (Emirates Old Trafford) – August 25-29

Third Test (The Kia Oval) – September 8-12




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