DUBAI, Jan 27: India have reclaimed the top spot in the International Cricket Council�s (ICC) Test rankings on Wednesday after a gap of almost four and a half years, thanks to their recent series win over South Africa at home.
India had previously held the number one Test position from December 2009 to August 2011. They were guaranteed the top position after South Africa trailed 0-2 after three Tests in the recent four-Test series in the sub-continent.
The rankings were released following the conclusion of the Centurion Test in which South Africa defeated England by 280 runs.
But the Virat Kohli-led Indian team cannot afford to breathe easy. With only 11 points separating top ranked India from sixth-ranked New Zealand, there is potential for further changes before the April 1 annual cut-off date. � IANS