India has retained its top position in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC after the annual update. At the same time, New Zealand, ready to face India in the Test Championship final, also remains in second place.
Meanwhile, England has overtaken Australia to take third place.
Based on the annual update, India has gained one rating point.
India achieved top position after defeating England
India beat Australia 2–1 at their home. After this, India defeated England 3–1 in the home series. The Indian team has succeeded in retaining its top position due to winning both these important series.
Virat Kohli-led Indian team has 121 rating points. New Zealand, led by Kane Williamson, is in second place with 120 rating points.
India won the 13th consecutive series at home by defeating England 3–1. Since 2013, the Indian team has not lost any Test series at their base. At the same time, India has not lost any Test series at home under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
New Zealand became the first team to reach the final of the test championship.
New Zealand became the first team to qualify for the final of the WTC earlier this year. Australia’s South Africa tour was postponed, and the Kiwi team made its final appearance. New Zealand finished second after defeating the West Indies and Pakistan at their base. New Zealand makes a clean sweep in the two-match series against West Indies and Pakistan.
Pakistan has retained its fifth position. West Indies, who defeated Bangladesh 2–0 and drew with Sri Lanka, have moved up two places to sixth position. This is his best position since 2013. South Africa are in seventh place, their worst position in Test ranking history. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe are ranked eighth, ninth and tenth, respectively, in the rankings.
ICC Test Ranking
↗️ England overtake Australia
↗️ West Indies move up two spots to No.6
India and New Zealand remain the top two sides after the annual update of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Team Rankings.
— ICC (@ICC) May 13, 2021