India Climbs Top Spot In ICC Test Rankings While Virat Loses Top 3 Positions; Pant Becomes No. 1 Wicket-Keeper Batsman


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India Climbs Top Spot In ICC Test Rankings While Virat Loses Top 3 Positions; Pant Becomes No. 1 Wicket-Keeper Batsman

Indian cricket team on Tuesday moved to the top of the World Test Championship standings after defeating Australia in the final Test by 3 wickets at the Gabba, Brisbane. With this remarkable win, the visitors conquered the 4-match Test series 2-1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Team India now has 430 points while second-placed New Zealand have 420 points in their kitty. Australia, with 322 points, are placed at the third spot. “India on top! After the hard-fought win at The Gabba, India move to the No.1 spot in ICC World Test Championship standings. Australia slip to No.3,” ICC tweeted.

India also toppled Australia in the ICC Test Team Rankings to claim the second spot. New Zealand sits atop the table with 118.44 points, India now has 117.65 points, overtaking Australia on 113 points. “India displaced Australia to become the new No.2 in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Team Rankings,” ICC tweeted.

Virat Kohli, who did not feature in the last three Test matches for India, was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne in the third place. 

Labuschagne scored a century in the recently-concluded Brisbane Test against India. 

Australia skipper Tim Paine was also rewarded for his good outing with the bat as he jumped three placed to take the 42nd spot. 

On the final day of the game, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played a fighting knock of 89 runs to guide the tourists to victory. It was only poetic justice that he hit a boundary to win India a thriller. With this super fining knock Pant became World’s Top Ranked Wicket-keeper batsmen.


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