India retain top position in latest ICC Test rankings

India maintain top spot in ICC Test rankings South Africa six points behind in second place

India maintained the top rankings in ICC Test rankings released on Thursday.

India was the number 1 Test team after they won the Border-Gavaskar trophy defeating Australia. However, second-placed South Africa catapulted to 117 points, gaining seven points, thereby narrowing down the gap between them and number one ranked India. This extended the winning streak for India as they had secured series wins in Sri Lanka and the West Indies and beaten South Africa at home.

While South Africa and India are locked in a tussle for top spot, Australia have slipped eight points to fall 23 points behind India.

An annual update to the table has taken place, with results from 2013-14 no longer counting and 2015-16's fixtures now weighted at 50 per cent. Australia finish third on this list, followed by their traditional rivals England who grab the fourth spot. Series victories against New Zealand, England, Australia and Bangladesh in a one-off Test helped India to claim the No. 1 rank with an overwhelming lead.

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Indian team who have gained one point from the previous ranking, had a dream season a year ago with series win against Srilanka, West Indies, New Zealand, England, Australia and an one-off against Bangladesh back to back.

England and Pakistan lost two and four points respectively.

Sri Lanka are seventh with 91 points (up by one), West Indies eighth with 75 (up by five), Bangladesh ninth with 69 (up by three) and Zimbabwe 10th with zero points (down by five).

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