ICC Test Rankings: India to become No1 Test team if they win test series against England

ICC Test Rankings – Can India become no.1 by winning test series against England? Their will be little extra on stake as Virat Kohli’s team India takes on England in a crucial 4-Tests series (Feb 5-March 8). India and has the chance to go to the top of the ICC Test Rankings by winning the series against England.

Ind vs Eng Test series: Possible Scenarios where & how India can become the No1 Test team

New Zealand is currently the No1 Test Team with 118 rating points, followed by India at 2nd with 116 points. For Virat Kohli’s men to reclaim the numero uno spot, India needs to go above New Zealand and a win against England by a margin of 1 would seal India the top spot. New Zealand has its next Test assignment against England in June and India will have a good chance to dominate the table at the top.

Let’s take a look at the possible scenarios how India can become No1 Test team.

India wins series 1-0: 119 points
India wins series 2-0: 120 points
India wins series 3-0: 122 points
India wins series 4-0: 123 points
India wins series 2-1: 119 points
India wins series 3-1: 120 points

Only if India gets restricted to a draw or manages to lose against the Three Lions, they would miss out on the No1 spot.

ICC Test Ranking Points Table

POS TEAM RATING
1  New Zealand 118
2  India 116
3  Australia 113
4  England 109
5  South Africa 96
6  Sri Lanka 83
7  Pakistan 82
8  West Indies 77
9  Bangladesh 55

 

India vs England Test Series – When is the first test starting ?

The first test match between India and England starts in Chennai on 5th February. It will be a clash of titans. As India comes on the back of a superb and historic Test series win after beating Australia in their own backyard. On the other hand, England will be brimming with confidence after a 2-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka in red-ball cricket.

Both India and England will get just three days to train before the first Test in Chennai as both squads need to undergo a mandatory six-day quarantine, having arrived in the city on Wednesday.

India vs England will Stream Live on Disney+ Hotstar & fans can follow the match LIVE at www.InsideSport.co

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