India’s massive victory in the first Test against Australia in Nagpur took them to the top in the latest ICC’s Test rankings on Wednesday, making them the No. 1 ranked team in all three formats. However the celebrations were shortlived as Australia took the top spot in Test after the result of WestIndies against Zimbabwe.
India recently became the top-ranked ODI team after beating New Zealand 3-0 in January, to go with their No. 1 T20I ranking.
The Rohit Sharma led side will need to win the second Test against Australia in Delhi, which starts on February 16, to stay on top of the Test rankings and also move a step closer to qualifying for the World Test Championship final in June. They need to win the series 3-1 or 3-0 to make the final.
India had beaten Australia by an innings and 132 runs in Nagpur, with R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma making key contributions.
Australia remain on top of the ICC Test Team Rankings after the latest update following the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s two-match series against West Indies.
West Indies claimed the series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Bulawayo by an innings and four runs, a result that left them at eighth in the Test team rankings, reports ICC.
Zimbabwe continue at 10th, with 27 rating points.
Australia will head into the second Test against India in Delhi, starting on Friday as the No.1-ranked team with 126 rating points, 11 above India’s 115.
India won the first Test in Nagpur by an innings and 132 runs, and are vying for a place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.
Australia are also in contention for a place in the final of the marquee event, which will be played at The Oval in London from June 7 to 11.