India have retained their number one spot following the annual update of the ICC Test Rankings.
In a press release about the annual update, the ICC said: “Series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent.”
The update sees India gain one point, but the biggest benefactors have been South Africa who are now better off by eight points. The Proteas find themselves just six points behind India in the rankings.
Australia enjoyed a lot of success during the 2013-14 season as they whitewashed England 5-0 at home and then defeated South Africa 2-1 away, and with both series no longer relevant when it comes to the rankings, they have lost eight points.
Pakistan have fallen one spot to sixth in the latest rankings, having lost four points.