Team India have reclaimed the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings following their comprehensive 178-run win in Kolkata against the visiting New Zealand. India have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with the final Test to be played in Indore from October 8-12.
A washout in the fourth Test at Port of Spain against the West Indies during India’s last Test series had cost Virat Kohli’s men the top spot by just one point. It denied them the opportunity to defend their No.1 ranking, acquired from Australia earlier.
The result of the final Test meant India won the series against the West Indies 2-0 - finishing
With yet another powerful show, India
There will be no immediate change in India’s reign at the top even if Pakistan and Australia win their respective bilateral Test series against the West Indies and South Africa respectively.
BCCI President, Lt. Anurag Thakur said: “I congratulate the Team India for their dominant show in Test cricket, which is the pinnacle of
Mr. Ajay Shirke, Hony. Secretary said: “The Board has always put Test cricket on the top of the priority list and nothing is more pleasing than to see Team India take the No.1 spot in the ICC Test rankings. India
© Report courtesy BCCI Media