The ICC team Rankings is most commonly followed system of rankings for international teams which is based on their recent performances. Test matches may not be very famous among the fans but they are known as the actual test of the skills and stamina of every player. Below is the list of Top 10 Test Cricket Teams 2016 according to the ICC rankings.
1. South Africa
South Africa is the No.1 team in Test rankings. They have played 36 matches and scored 4601 points, having rating of 128. South Africa team consists of many dangerous players including AB de Villiers,Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn. AB de Villiers,Hashim Amla and Kallis are in the top 10 list of test batsmen ranking.
England cricket team is boosting-up its game by mixing new talented players with the old experienced players. After playing 48 matches they have scored 5536 points with 115 rating. Under the captaincy of Alastair Cook and players like Jonathan Trott and James Anderson England is at the No.2 Spot in the ranking.
The reigning World Champion, former T20 Champions and the current ICC Champions Trophy winner is holding the third position with 4714 points and a 112 rating after 42 matches. Having aggressive and dangerous players like Virat Kholi,Suresh Raina and M.S.Dhoni in the squad team India is a very tough team to defeat.
Australia has managed to hold the fourth position in the Top 10 Test Cricket Teams 2013 list. Australian team has played 47 Test matches, scoring 5191 points and rating of 110.
Pakistan has played 33 matches in recent year, they have 3444 points and 104 rating. Having one of the best bowling attack in the world with bowlers like Saeed Ajmal and Umer Gul Pakistan is a difficult team to beat in the ground. The only issue they are facing is regarding their batting which is the main reason for their losses in important matches and the drop in rankings.
6. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has played 39 test matches recently and is at the 6th position in our list of Top 10 ODI Cricket Teams (2013) with 3574 points. Their ratings is 92. They have very experienced player like Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga.
7. West Indies
West Indies has not been able to show a good performance in Test Matches. They have gathered 3112 points and rating of 92. The have a number of dangerous player like Chris Gayle,S. Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels but they need to be more consistent.
8. New Zealand
After playing 37 matches the Black Caps have scored 2997 points with a rating of 81. With players like Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill New Zealand has the potential of improving their ranking which they have been unable to do so till now.
Bangladesh cricket team after playing 21 matches in past year has gathered 134 points and a rating of 6 points. Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Abdur Razzak are the key players in the team but the overall performance of the whole team has just not been up to the expected level.
Zimbabwe is currently not ranked, as it has played insufficient matches till now. It has 266 points and a rating of 27.
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