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India after winning the series 4-0 against England has helped team India to top the chart and finish up the year on a positive node, what a year it has been for the newly appointed coach Kumble and the captain Virat kohli.
As per the CRICKET NEWS team India is currently the best team as per the rakings provided by the ICC based on the performance the team has put in and ofcourse the hard work pays off.
INDIA HAS NOT LOST A TEST MATCH IN 2016.
9TH TEST WIN IN A CALENDAR YEAR.
THE ONLY TEAM THAT HAS NOT LOST EVEN A SINGLE TEST IN 2016.
14 WINS OF 22 MATCHES BY VIRAT KOHLI, MOST BY ANY INDIAN SKIPPER
JADEJA INVOLVED IN 9 WICKETS TAKEN DURING THE 2ND INNINGS FOR ENGLAND.
India earned five points after the series win, to move to 120 points, 15 ahead of second-placed Australia, in what was the last update in the rankings table this year, an ICC release confirmed. In what comes across as a jolt to England, who began the series at par with Australia on the rankings table on 105 points (ahead only by a few decimal points), have now slipped to the fifth position with 101 points.
Pakistan and South Africa are on 102 points each, with the former at the third spot. This leaves four teams within a window of four points, with the annual cut-off date being April 1. The top-ranked side on April 1 will receive US$1 million. The second-placed team gets $500,000, while the third and fourth placed teams get $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
This has been an interesting year in the rankings table, with as many as three teams (Australia, Pakistan and India) occupying the top spot between August 21 and October 11.
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