India surpasses Australia to become No. one Test team
Rohit Sharma-led India on May 2 overtook Australia to become the number one Test team in the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
An overview of the news
Australia's reign at the top of the men's Test rankings ended after 15 months, with India surpassing the Aussies ahead of next month's ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final.
India are currently on top with 121 points, while Australia are second with 116 points.
Earlier this year, India registered a 2-1 series win against Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy for the fourth time in a row.
England (116 points), South Africa (104) and defending champions New Zealand (100) occupy the third, fourth and fifth places respectively in the rankings.
About International Cricket Council (ICC)
It is the global governing body for cricket.
It was founded in 1909 as the Imperial Cricket Conference by representatives from England, Australia and South Africa.
In 1989, its name was changed to International Cricket Council (ICC).
Representing 108 members, it regulates and administers the game of cricket and works with members to develop the game.
It presides over the ICC Code of Conduct, playing conditions, decision review system and other ICC regulations.
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