Test Rankings

  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a match-winning seven-wicket haul in...
  • Michael Clarke gets his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace June 4, 2014

    Dubai: Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday got his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace, a symbol of his side's status as the number-one ranked Test side in the world. Clarke, who inspired his side to victories over England and South Africa in the past season, received the mace in...
  • Opener Rogers casts doubt on Australia's top Test ranking May 2, 2014

    Opening batsman Chris Rogers is uncertain Australia deserves to be ranked world number one in Tests, saying the team's 4-0 drubbing by India was not the mark of a top team. Australia were promoted to the pinnacle for the first time in nearly five years on Thursday, when the ranking system...
  • Australia return to top of Test rankings May 1, 2014

    Sydney: Australia returned to the top of the Test rankings for the first time since August 2009 on Thursday after sweeping an Ashes series and beating previous incumbents South Africa in their own backyard over the last six months. The Proteas, who had topped the rankings since displacing England in August...
  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side April 15, 2014

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won $370,000. England,...
  • Warner jumps to fifth in ICC rankings after heroics against SA March 6, 2014

    Dubai: Australian David Warner jumped to a career-best fifth spot after his batting exploits in his side's Test series victory against South Africa while India's Virat Kohli slipped two places to 10th in the latest Reliance ICC Rankings released on Thursday. Warner, who slammed hundreds (135 and 145) in both innings...
  • Australia displace India from No 2 spot in Test rankings March 5, 2014

    Dubai: Australia replaced India at number two position in the Test team rankings by the virtue of their hard-fought 245-run victory over South Africa in the third and final Test in Cape Town on Wednesday. Australia had entered the series in third position on 111 ratings points and the victory handed...
  • Team India's No 2 Test ranking at stake February 10, 2014

    Dubai: Faltering miserably in their ongoing tour of New Zealand, India are in danger of losing their second spot in the ICC Test rankings if Australia win their away series against South Africa starting on Thursday. Second-placed India are trailing the two-match series against New Zealand 0-1 after losing the opening...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara moves up to fifth in ICC Test rankings January 6, 2014

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara climbed two places to be at fifth spot, while Virat Kohli slipped a position at number 11 in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday. Pujara, with career-best 851 points, remained the best-placed Indian batsman in the top-10, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stayed put...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the best-placed Indian batsman at the seventh spot, while R Ashwin was also steady at the same position in the bowlers' chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, who missed centuries in the lost second Test to...
  • South Africa extend lead as No.1 Test side December 30, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa on Monday strengthened their position as the number-one ranked side on the ICC Test Team Rankings table courtesy their 10-wicket victory over India in the second and final Test in Durban. The 1-0 series win has helped South Africa gain two ratings points to finish on 133, while...
  • Pujara slips to 7th in ICC Test rankings December 19, 2013

    Dubai: India's Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a rung to seventh in the batting list but R Ashwin remained steady at fifth in the bowling chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Thursday. Apart from Pujara, Virat Kohli, who struck a hundred on the opening day of the first Test against...
  • Pujara, Kohli retain positions in ICC Test rankings November 25, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara retained his sixth position to be the highest-placed Indian batsman, while Virat Kohli also maintained his 20th spot in the in the latest ICC Test rankings issued, here on Monday. Pujara and Kohli are the only two Indian batsmen to figure in the table, which is headed by...
  • England eye India's Test rank with Ashes approaching November 19, 2013

    Dubai: England have a chance of displacing India from their current second position in the ICC Test Team Rankings table if they can win the upcoming Ashes series against Australia 4-0 or better. The Ashes series will offer England an opportunity to reclaim the number two spot that they held till...
  • India jump to 2nd in Test rankings after 2-0 win over West Indies November 16, 2013

    Dubai: India jumped one place to second on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table after winning the two-Test series against the West Indies 2-0 in Mumbai on Saturday. India had started the series, which also brought the curtains down on Sachin Tendulkar's illustrious career, in third position and a 2-0...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara drops to 8th in ICC Test rankings October 18, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest-ranked Indian batsman despite dropping a rung to eighth while R Ashwin held onto his eighth position in the bowlers' chart of the ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. Pujara and Ashwin were the only Indians in the respective top-10s of batsmen and bowlers. Ashwin was...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara maintains seventh position in Test rankings October 13, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continues to be the only Indian batsman in the top-10 list as he managed to maintain his seventh spot, while offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest-ranked bowler at number eight, in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday. With 777 points to his credit, right-handed batsman Pujara...
  • Pakistan in with chance to enter top-5 of ICC Test rankings October 13, 2013

    Dubai: Pakistan have the chance to displace Australia as the fourth-ranked team in the ICC Test rankings if they beat South Africa in a two-match series starting on Monday in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan are currently ranked sixth with 97 ratings points, just two behind fifth-ranked West Indies on 99 and four...
  • Zimbabwe players achieve career-best rankings September 15, 2013

    Dubai: Their historic Test win over Pakistan has propelled Zimbabwe's cricketers to best-ever ICC rankings with skipper Brendan Taylor zooming up 15 rungs to be at a career-best 25th in the latest list issued on Sunday. Taylor's rise came following knocks of 51 and 27 in the Harare Test, which Zimbabwe...
  • Pakistan go to 6th in ICC rankings after shock loss to Zimbabwe September 14, 2013

    Dubai: As if the stunning loss to minnows Zimbabwe was not enough, Pakistan were pushed two rungs down the ladder to sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Saturday. Zimbabwe pulled off a historic 24-run win in the second and final Test of the series against Pakistan at the...
  • Pujara slips to seventh spot in ICC Test batsmen ranking September 8, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at seventh spot, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin retained his number eight position in the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday. With 777 points to his credit, right-handed...
  • Zimbabwe set to return to ICC Test Team Rankings September 2, 2013

    Dubai: Zimbabwe are all set to return to the ICC Test Team Rankings Table for the first time since May 2007 and will be placed ninth irrespective of the result of their two-match series against fourth-ranked Pakistan starting in Harare on Tuesday. Zimbabwe pulled out of playing Test cricket in January...
  • England leapfrog India to 2nd place in ICC Test ranking August 26, 2013

    Dubai: A draw in the fifth and final Test of Ashes series helped England leapfrog India to move into second position in the latest ICC Test Team Ranking chart, which is still headed by South Africa. England entered the series in third position with 112 ratings points. However, after taking a...
  • Michael Clarke moves to No. 2 in ICC Test rankings August 6, 2013

    Dubai: Australia captain Michael Clarke has climbed up three places to second in the ICC Test batsman rankings on the back of his 187 in the rain-hit draw at Old Trafford. Clarke is now 20 ratings points behind Hashim Amla, and if he scores heavily in the fourth Ashes Test...
  • Pujara 6th, Ojha 10th in ICC Test Rankings July 22, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara was the highest-placed Indian batsman as he rose a rung to be sixth, while Pragyan Ojha broke into the top-10 among bowlers after gaining one spot to be 10th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Monday. Pujara is the only Indian batsman inside the top-20 of...
  • Pujara, Ashwin static in ICC Test rankings April 21, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravichandran Ashwin were the only two Indian cricketers to figure in the ICC's latest Test rankings in batting and bowling respectively. While Pujara retained the number seven position with 777 ranking points in the batting chart, Ashwin was static at number six in the bowling list...
  • Graeme Smith receives ICC Test Championship mace March 28, 2013

    Dubai: South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Thursday received the ICC Test Championship mace and prize money of USD 450,000 for leading the team to the top spot in ICC Test rankings on the annual cut-off date of April 1. Smith received the mace from the ICC's umpires and referees manager,...
  • Huge leap for Shane Shillingford in ICC Test rankings March 28, 2013

    Dubai: West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford's success in the recent two-Test series against Zimbabwe has catapulted him up the International Cricket Council Test bowlers' rankings. In the latest rankings released Wednesday, the 30-year-old Shillingford jumped a whopping 18 spots to be 23rd, to be the biggest mover. The right-armer bowled outstandingly to...
  • Pujara, Ashwin achieve career-best Test rankings March 27, 2013

    Dubai: India's middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin have achieved their career-best rankings in batting and bowling, respectively in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released here on Wednesday. They have reaped the rewards for their impressive performances during India's historic 4-0 series sweep over Australia. Pujara's unbeaten 82...
  • South Africa cricketers rule ICC Test rankings February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's cricketers are increasingly comfortable as they look down on the rest of the cricketing world from their number one spot in the Test rankings. A 211-run win in the first Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium was their fourth win in a row - all achieved...