Australia leapfrogs India to 1st in World Test Championship ladder with ICC using percentage of points to rank
Australia toppled India in the standings after the revision with a percentage of 82.22 compared to the latter's 75 percent.
A final decision on the matter will be taken by the ICC chief executives' committee later this week
Australia head coach Justin Langer not in favour of fielding two separate teams for New Zealand, South Africa tours
Australia is scheduled to play five T20s in New Zealand from 22 February to 7 March. At the same time, they are slated to tour South Africa for three Test matches, which will form part of the inaugural 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.
There were concerns the ICC would shelve its latest attempts to hold the WTC final next year because of so many Test series being called off amid the pandemic, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
ICC World Test Championship rankings: England in third position after series win, India remain on top
England are now on 226 points while India lead the table with 360 points and Australia are placed second with 296 points.
No way to play cancelled Tests if ICC doesn't extend World Test Championship cycle, says Bangladesh Cricket Board
The pandemic has taken a toll on the international calendar with Bangladesh missing eight Tests which were part of the ICC Test Championship which was launched on August 1 last year.
Former West Indies great Michael Holding slams ICC World Test Championship points system, terms it 'ridiculous'
West Indies fast bowling great Michael Holding has termed the World Test Championship's points system as "ridiculous", where some of the Tests will be rendered inconsequential once teams realise that they can't finish in top two in the points table.
Australia claim the top spot in Test and T20I rankings. India displaced from the No. 1 spot of the Test list for the first time since October 2016; Pakistan slip in T20I rankings after 27 months at the summit.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Pay cut a small thing, players are prepared to do their bit for game's survival, says Tim Paine
Australian cricketers might have to accept a pay cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, conceded Test captain Tim Paine but insisted that making financial sacrifices is a "small thing" in the current situation and they are prepared to "do their bit".
Former pace great Waqar Younis said it doesn't make sense that the ICC World Test Championship doesn't feature any match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.
ICC World Test Championship Points Table: India face New Zealand in final after 3-1 series win over England
Here's the full points table for the ongoing ICC World Test Championship, which kicked off on 1 August with the first Test of Ashes 2019 at Edgbaston.
Cheteshwar Pujara marks winning ICC Test Championship as bigger achievement than lifting ODI or T20I World Cup
India Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara said winning the ICC Test Championship will be a much bigger achievement than claiming an ODI or T20I World Cup title.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Hosts comfortably wrap up innings and 44-run win despite Naseem Shah's unavailability on Day 4 of 1st Test
Pakistan didn't need teenage paceman Naseem Shah on Monday as they finished off a resounding innings and 44-run victory over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first Test.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Hosts' skipper Babar Azam says his men will give 110% to retain No 1 T20I ranking
Pakistan will lose its No 1 T20I ranking if it doesn’t beat Bangladesh 3-0 as even a 2-1 victory will see Australia pushing Pakistan to second.
Australia vs New Zealand Highlights, 3rd Test Day 4 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Australia win by 279 runs, clinch series 3-0
Australia completed the clean sweep and dominance over their neighbours New Zealand at SCG with a comprehensive 279 run win. They win the series 3-0.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights, 3rd Test Day 3 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Kiwis shot out for 253, hosts ahead by 243
Follow the live scorecard as well as ball-by-ball updates on the third day of the third and final Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
PCB rubbishes talk of Pakistan cricketers being ignored by BCB for 'Asia XI vs World XI' T20 games in Bangladesh
The official said that the ACC and BCB had informed them that shifting the dates was not possible due to broadcasting commitments and the international calendar
Vaughan also picked India as the only team that can trouble Australia at home, saying Virat Kohli's men have the pace and spin in their bowling and experience in batting to challenge the hosts.
Australia vs New Zealand: Coach Justin Langer brushes off David Warner's injury concerns, says batsman is raring to go for Boxing Day Test
Australia coach Justin Langer brushed off opener David Warner's injury concerns and said that the batsman is raring to go for the upcoming Boxing Day Test against New Zealand.
Australia vs New Zealand: Cricket Australia to monitor air quality in Melbourne, Sydney for remaining Tests as wildfires rage on
Rampaging wildfires around Australia have put Cricket Australia (CA) and the national Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on high alert ahead of the country’s remaining two Test matches against New Zealand.