ICC Test Rankings: England Climbs Ladder; India Remains on Top but Drop Points
Finally, the England vs India 2018 series is done and dusted. All the drama, debates, emotions and fight have come to an end. However, it will be a series that will be remembered for a long time and also for obvious reasons. Meanwhile, ICC Test Rankings saw a significant change.
The hosts, England, who sealed the series with a 4-1 margin gained one spot in the ICC Test Rankings. Meanwhile, India, who stood at the number one place for a long time continued to stay at the top but lost as many as ten points.
England are at 4th with 105 points, India are with 115 points in ICC Test Rankings:
The visitors, who lost the series with a significant margin dropped down their points from 125 to 115.
By far, it is the most significant drop down for any team in the recent past. Meanwhile, England sits behind South Africa and Australia on the ranking ladder.
England has just one point less than Australia and South Africa to stay at a 4th place in the ICC Test Rankings. However, it has been a massive series for both the teams regarding ICC Test rankings as well.
Meanwhile, South Africa and Australia are in the gap of decimal points while New Zealand is forcing themselves in the rankings chart with 102 points to their name. It means 4 teams are fighting for higher ranks with a minimal difference.
England vs India 2018 – As it happened:
It all started at Edgbaston when both the teams fought their heart out. However, the surprise inclusion of Sam Curran left the Indians stranded. Then it was a complete dominance by Chris Woakes at Lords to push England for 2-0.
Later came the Trentbridge Test, in which Indians played with a lot of character to draw the blood in the series. Once again in Southampton, they came close, but Sam Curran played the villain role for India again.
The final Test saw Indians trying to chase a massive target but faltering in the last session of the game.