India retain No 1 spot in ICC Test Team rankings after annual update
India held on to their No 1 spot in the annual update of the ICC team rankings, released on Thursday. However, they are closely chased by their World Test Championship opponent New Zealand, who are just one point behind Virat Kohli’s men. Here’s our quick review about parimatch india app, Take a look you will learn more.
India gained one rating point for an aggregate of 121 points. India’s 2-1 win over Australia and 3-1 over England have helped to retain their top spot while New Zealand’s (120) 2-0 series wins over West Indies and Pakistan narrowed the gap between them and the table toppers. Also, England (109) have surpassed Australia to settle at the third spot. England came up the ranks as their 4-0 drubbing against Australia in 2017-18 was dropped.
The latest update rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent. Pakistan (94) gained four points but remained at fifth spot, while West Indies (84), who defeated Bangladesh 2-0 and drew 0-0 with Sri Lanka in series played this year, have reached sixth, their best rank since 2013. Do check it here our live cricket betting tips.
South Africa (80) and Sri Lanka (78) have dropped a spot to settle at seventh and eighth respectively. This is South Africa’s lowest rank in their Test history. Bangladesh (46), who lost five points, stay at ninth while Zimbabwe (35), who gained eight points, is placed at 10th.
|2||New Zealand||120 (+2)|
|6||West Indies||84 (+3)|
|7||South Africa||80 (-9)|
|8||Sri Lanka||78 (-5)|
If India need to retain their top position, they will have to perform well on their upcoming tour to England.