On Thursday, May 13, International Cricket Council (ICC) released the annual update of MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings. Both India and New Zealand remain at the top.
India has gained one rating point for an aggregate of 121 and New Zealand is only one point behind after gaining two points in Thursday’s update, which eliminates results from 2017-18.
↗️ England overtake Australia
↗️ West Indies move up two spots to No.6
India and New Zealand remain the top two sides after the annual update of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Team Rankings.
— ICC (@ICC) May 13, 2021
India’s 2-1 win over Australia and 3-1 win over England over the past year and New Zealand’s 2-0 series win over the West Indies and Pakistan have helped them keep ahead of the pack.
According to the latest update, that rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent, sees England overtake Australia to the third position as England’s 4-0 defeat to Australia in 2017-18 has dropped from the rankings.
Although, Pakistan has gained three points but remains in the fifth position while the West Indies, who beat Bangladesh by 2-0 and drew by 0-0 with Sri Lanka in the series played this year. Pakistan has moved from eighth to sixth, their best position since 2013.
South Africa is at the seventh position making their lowest in Test ranking history, while Sri Lanka is next. Bangladesh has lost five points but remains at the ninth position while Zimbabwe has gained eight points but are still nine points behind Bangladesh.