India remain on top of ICC Test rankings thanks to Sri Lanka series win, Australia slip one place behind to 5th

India, who whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the recent away series, have 125 points while Australia are now on 97 points, the same as New Zealand, but are behind on decimal points.

PTI, Sep, 07 2017

Dubai: India continued to be at the top in the ICC Test rankings but Australia slipped one rung to fifth in the latest list after drawing the away series against Bangladesh on Thursday.

India's captain Virat Kohli holds the winners trophy after their Test series victory over Sri Lanka. AP

India's captain Virat Kohli holds the winners trophy after their Test series victory over Sri Lanka. AP

India, who whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the recent away series, have 125 points.

Australia are now on 97 points, the same as New Zealand, but are behind on decimal points.

Australia drew the two-Test series against Bangladesh 1- 1. Steve Smith's men had started the series in fourth position at 100 points.

Australia had to win the series 1-0 or better to remain in fourth position on the points table. South Africa are placed second at 110 points while England are third with 105 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh have gained five points from the series to reach an aggregate of 74 points, though they remain ninth, only ahead of Zimbabwe.

Published Date: Sep 07, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 07, 2017




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6412 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119