TEST RANKINGS

  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • India remain sixth in ICC Test rankings November 30, 2014

    Dubai: India remained sixth while Pakistan dropped a place to fourth after their heavy innings defeat against New Zealand, in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC on Sunday. The win meant that New Zealand has gained one rankings point and now lies two points adrift of sixth placed India,...
  • Pakistan aim to consolidate third position in Test rankings November 8, 2014

    Dubai: Third-ranked Pakistan have a chance to reduce the gap further on second-ranked Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face New Zealand in the three-Test series that starts at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi Sunday. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand will earn Misbah-ul-Haq's side...
  • Pakistan jump to third position in Test rankings November 3, 2014

    Pakistan have vaulted into third position in the ICC Test Team Rankings, their best Test ranking in seven years, following the conclusion of their series against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Pakistan, who defeated Australia for their first series win in 20 years, have leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings October 27, 2014

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...
  • Bangladesh, Zimbabwe begin Test series to avoid last rank October 24, 2014

    Mirpur: Nobody likes to be last. That adds extra spice to the three-Test cricket series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe beginning at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. In the 10-team Test rankings, Zimbabwe are ninth, and Bangladesh 10th. Whoever loses the series will be 10th. "The ranking issue is there but more than...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 13 demolition at the hands of England in the recentlyconcluded fivematch series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • India retain fourth position in Test rankings August 4, 2014

    Dubai: India have retained their fourth position in the ICC Test rankings despite a loss in the third Test against England at Southampton with the fivematch series currently locked at 11. After drawing the first Test, India posted a victory in the second match at Lord's but went down in the...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings August 1, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the bestplaced Indian batsman, while the offcolour Virat Kohli dropped one spot to 15th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. India lost the third Test in Southampton by 266 runs, which helped England to make it...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart July 22, 2014

    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 matchwinning sevenwicket 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 numberone 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 40 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. Secondplaced India are trailing the twomatch series against New Zealand 01 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 careerbest 851 points, remained the bestplaced Indian batsman in the top10, while offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin stayed put...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the bestplaced 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 numberone ranked side on the ICC Test Team Rankings table courtesy their 10wicket victory over India in the second and final Test in Durban. The 10 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 highestplaced 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 40 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 20 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 twoTest series against the West Indies 20 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 20...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara drops to 8th in ICC Test rankings October 18, 2013

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara was the highestranked 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 top10s 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 top10 list as he managed to maintain his seventh spot, while offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the highestranked bowler at number eight, in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Sunday. With 777 points to his credit, righthanded batsman Pujara...
  • Pakistan in with chance to enter top5 of ICC Test rankings October 13, 2013

    Dubai: Pakistan have the chance to displace Australia as the fourthranked team in the ICC Test rankings if they beat South Africa in a twomatch series starting on Monday in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan are currently ranked sixth with 97 ratings points, just two behind fifthranked 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...