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ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli-led India retain top spot following annual update ahead of WTC final

Virat Kohli's men are closely followed by their World Test Championship final opponents, New Zealand, with a rating of 120. The Kiwis have garnered 2166 points from 18 Tests.

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli-led India retain top spot following annual update ahead of WTC final

File image of Axar Patel celebrating the dismissal of Dom Bess with skipper Virat Kohli during a Test against England. Image courtesy: Sportzpics for BCCI

Dubai: India remained the number one Test side after the annual update of the ICC team rankings, released on Thursday.

India head the table with a rating of 121 having accumulated 2914 points from 24 matches.

Virat Kohli's men are closely followed by their World Test Championship final opponents, New Zealand, with a rating of 120. The Kiwis have garnered 2166 points from 18 Tests.

England (109 rating) have climbed a place to third at the expense of Australia (108 rating), down to fourth now.

Pakistan (94) are fifth, while West Indies (84) have jumped two places to sixth.

South Africa (80) and Sri Lanka (78) have dropped a rung each to seventh and eighth positions respectively, followed by Bangladesh (46) and Zimbabwe (35).

India and New Zealand will square off in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton's Ageas Bowl from 18 to 22 June.

Updated Date: May 13, 2021 11:34:28 IST

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