News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Despite 1-4 loss to England, India retains No.1 spot in ICC Test rankings

A file photo of Indian Test Team. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2018, 12.22 PM (IST)

Despite an embarrassing 1-4 loss to England in the recently concluded Test series, India continues to be on the top as per the latest ICC Test rankings.

The Virat Kohli and Co., who lost the fifth and final Test yesterday at The Oval by huge 118 runs, remained at No.1 spot with 115 rating points. 

England, however, managed to edge past New Zealand (102 points) and climb to the No.4 spot. 

The Indian took a drop of 10 rating points, having had started the series with 125 points.

England defeated India in four of the five Tests played, with the Men In Blue winning one. The English side now are just one point behind South Africa and Australia, who have 106 points each.

India's next Test series is against West Indies at home, starting with the first of the two Tests on October 4th in Rajkot, and the final one slated to begin on October 12 at Hyderabad. 

It will be followed by the ODI and T20I series against the same opposition.