New Zealand dislodges India from top spot in ICC Test team rankings

New Zealand dislodged India from the top spot in the ICC Test team rankings after its series-clinching win over England in Birmingham.

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates the dismissal of England's Olly Stone during the fourth day of the second Test match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Sunday, June 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)   -  AP

New Zealand on Sunday dislodged India from the top spot in the ICC Test team rankings after their series-clinching win over England in Birmingham.

The Kiwis beat England by eight wickets to win the two-match Test series 1-0 ahead of the World Test Championships final against India in Southampton from June 18.

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New Zealand, who were second behind India in the previous ICC team rankings update, jumped to top spot by gaining three rating points.

The Kane Williamson-led side now have 123 rating points against India's 121 in the latest rankings. New Zealand, however, have lesser overall points of 2593 from 21 matches as compared to India's 2914 from 24 matches. Australia are third with 108 rating points while England (107) and Pakistan (94) are fourth and fifth respectively.

India was the No.1 Test side after the annual update of the ICC team rankings last month.

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