Virat Kohli's Team India retained the No. 1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings after the annual update on Thursday, May 13. India are on top of the charts with New Zealand at the 2nd spot with the two team set to meet in the final of the World Test Championship in June in England.

India have gained one rating point for an aggregate of 121 and New Zealand are only one point behind after gaining two points in Thursday’s update, which eliminates results from 2017-18. The latest update, which rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent, according to an ICC release.

Notably, India were able to retain the top spot, thanks to their famous 2-1 series win in Australia. India also hammered England at home 3-1, coming back from a massive defeat in the series opener in Chennai. New Zealand are at the 2nd spot after having beaten West Indies and Pakistan 2-0 at home.

ICC Test Rankings (Teams - As on May 13, 2021)

1 India 121 (+1)

2 New Zealand 120 (+2)

3 England 109 (+3)

4 Australia 108 (-5)

5 Pakistan 94 (+3)

6 West Indies 84 (+3)

7 South Africa 80 (-9)

8 Sri Lanka 78 (-5)

9 Bangladesh 46 (-5)

10 Zimbabwe 35 (+8)
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