India reclaim top spot in ICC Test rankings after thrashing England

India reclaim top spot in ICC Test rankings after thrashing England. Defeated England 4-1 in the five-match series to dethrone Australia at the top.

India surpassed Australia to take the top spot in the ICC Test rankings. Following a 4-1 series victory over England in the five-match Test series. Notably, the Rohit Sharma-led side staged an incredible comeback after losing the series opener in Hyderabad despite taking a massive 190-run lead in the first innings.

After an embarrassing defeat in the first game, India won the next four matches in Visakhapatnam. Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamsala, handing England their first series defeat under Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.

Following their massive win, India reclaimed the top spot in the Test rankings with 122 rating points. W hile Australia dropped to second place with 117 ratings and England is third with 111 ratings. Regardless of the outcome of the ongoing second Test between New Zealand and Australia. The Rohit Sharma-led side will maintain their lead.

Following their ascent to the top of the Test rankings, India regained the title of world number one in all three formats. Notably, the Men in Blue also lead the ODI and T20I rankings, with 121 and 266 ratings, respectively.

They previously held the top spot in all three formats from September 2023 to January 2024. Slipped to second place in Tests after a 1-1 draw in South Africa. India leads the World Test Championship (WTC) points table for the current cycle (2023-25), with six wins from nine matches and a points percentage of 68.51 percent.

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India to play Bangladesh and New Zealand next

The Asian Giants managed to qualify for the final of the first two editions of the WTC. However, they found themselves on the wrong side of results losing against New Zealand and Australia in the summit clash in 2021 and 2023 respectively. India will next play Bangladesh and New Zealand at home in the current cycle followed by a five-match away tour of Australia. The Rohit Sharma-led side will look to continue their brilliant form to qualify for the WTC final for the third consecutive time.

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