The Black Caps have helped knock India off the top of the men’s test cricket rankings.

India has yielded the number one spot for the first time since October 2016, following its two-nil series defeat to New Zealand earlier this year.

The Black Caps remain second in the rankings, just behind Australia, with India dropping to third.

Only two points separate them – the second closest the top three teams have been since the test rankings were launched in 2003.

India still lead the ICC World Test Championship, a league comprising
six series played by each of the top nine test sides, with Australia
second and New Zealand third.

World champions England are the world’s number one ranked ODI side, increasing their lead over India.

The Black Caps are ranked third in one-day internationals, and sixth in Twenty20 cricket.

The Australians moved to the top of the T20 rankings for the first time since they were introduced in 2011.

The Aussies have replaced Pakistan, who had occupied the top spot for 27 months. The English team are second, with India third.

RNZ

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