India dominates in ICC Test Rankings remains on top; Australia slips at 5th place
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 08-Sep-2017

Dubai, September 8: Indian cricket team continues to dominate in the ICC Test rankings as it remains on the top position while Australia, who drew the on-going series 1-1 with Bangladesh, slipped one rung to fifth in the latest list released on Thursday.

 

Notably, India continues to be at the top in the latest ICC Test rankings after whitewashing Sri Lanka 3-0 in the recently concluded Test series and claimed 125 points. India dominated the Test series and Shikhar Dhawan was adjudged as the Man of the series. By registering the victory India for the first time whitewashed their opponents away from home in a minimum 3-Test series. This is also Sri Lanka's first whitewash at home in a 3-Test series since losing to Australia in 2004.

However, Australia is now on 97 points, the same as New Zealand, but are behind on decimal points. Bangladesh hosted Australia for two-Test series drew the series 1-1. Nathan Lyon who picked up 17 wickets in the match and was also adjudged the player of the series. Australia started the series in the fourth position at 100 points. Australia had to win the series 1-0 or better to remain in the fourth position on the points table but lost 1 match.

South Africa is placed second at 110 points while England is third with 105 points. Bangladesh who gained five points from the recent series against Australia, reached an aggregate of 74 points to remain at ninth only ahead of Zimbabwe.

ICC Test Team Rankings –

Rank Team Points

1. India 125

2. South Africa 110

3. England 105

4. New Zealand 97

5. Australia 97 (-3)

6. Pakistan 93

7. Sri Lanka 90

8. West Indies 75

9. Bangladesh 74 (+5)

10. Zimbabwe 00