India Retains Number One Position In ICC Test Rankings
India has retained the top spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual update of the Test rankings. India is on 121 rating points while second-placed New Zealand is on 120.
England overtook Australia to take third place with 109 rating points. Australia currently has 108. The West Indies, who beat Bangladesh 2-0 and drew 0-0 with Sri Lanka in series played this year, have moved from eighth to sixth with 84 points, their best position since 2013.
The ICC said that the latest update eliminates the results of 2017/18. It rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 percent and those of the previous two years at 50 percent
"India's 2-1 win over Australia and 3-1 win over England over the past year and New Zealand's 2-0 series win over the West Indies and Pakistan have helped them keep ahead of the pack," said the ICC.
Pakistan has gained three points but remains in the fifth position.
South Africa is in the seventh position, equaling their lowest in Test ranking history, while Sri Lanka is next on the list. Bangladesh has lost five points but remains in the ninth position while Zimbabwe has gained eight points but is still nine points behind Bangladesh.