India become No.1 team across formats | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Team India on Wednesday grabbed the numero uno spot in the ICC Test rankings which comes after Rohit Sharma-led side’s big win over Australia in the first Test in Nagpur.
The mammoth innings and 132-run win helped India dethrone the Aussies from the top spot in the longest format. Already the number one T20I side, India rose to the top spot in the ODI rankings last month when they whitewashed New Zealand 3-match series.
India (115) are four rating points ahead of Australia (111) in the Test rankings and a win in the second Test, starting Friday, will not only consolidate their top spot but also aid their push for entering second consecutive World Test Championship Final.
India need to win the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy 3-1 or 3-0 to make the final.
Among individuals, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin jumped to the second spot in the Men’s Test Bowlers Rankings following his eight-wicket show against Australia in Nagpur.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who made a successful comeback after almost five months due to a knee injury, has moved up to the 16th position, courtesy his player-of-the-match winning effort in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series-opener.
Among other Indian bowlers, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who too has been out of action since September last due to a lower back stress fracture, is placed fifth.
In the Test batting chart, India captain Rohit Sharma has been rewarded for his match-defining ton in Nagpur. He gained two spots to be at number eight.
Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, who will be out of action for an indefinite period following his horrific car accident, is the other Indian batter in top-10. He is placed seventh.
(With inputs from PTI)

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