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 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 New Zealand 6716 116
4 England 6936 116
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3770 122
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114