India has finished the year because the No.1 graded test side when posting a 4-0 convince england within the five-match series, that culminated with an innings and seventy five runs triumph for the house facet in chennai on tuesday.
The series win has helped india gain 5 points and it’s enraptured to one hundred twenty points within the last take a look at team rankings update of 2016, fifteen points previous second-placed Australia.
In distinction, England, that had started the series tied with Australia on one hundred and five points however was ahead on decimal points, has slipped from second to fifth position.
England is currently on 101 points, one purpose behind pakistan and south africa, that area unit each on 102 points every with pakistan graded third on decimals points. this suggests that four groups square measure currently inside four points of every different with the annual time limit of 1 April for the ICC money awards shortly away.
The ICC test Team Rankings have seen a motivating year, with Australia, pakistan and india all holding the highest ranking between twenty one August and eleven Oct.
The Virat Kohli-led facet, that was awarded the ICC test Championship Mace on 11 Oct following a 3-0 home series sweep over New zealand, cannot be overtaken this year since the team rankings area unit updated solely at the end of each test series.
The next test series to be completed is that the current one between Australia and pakistan with the third and final test slated in sydney from Jan 3-7.
ICC test Team Rankings (as on 20 Dec, when the india v england series)
Rank Team Points
1 india 120 (+5)
2 Australia 105
3 pakistan 102
4 south africa 102
5 england 101 (-4)
6 New zealand 96
7 sri lanka 96
8 west indies 69
9 bangladesh 65