Skipper Virat Kohli and his Indian team maintained their respective top positions in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Thursday. India recently defeated the eighth-ranked West Indies 2-0 and have 116 points in their kitty, 10 more than second-placed South Africa. Also Read - Ravi Shastri Tags Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli: Yuvraj Singh's Satire is Epic | SEE POST
Kohli, with 935 points, is 25 clear of currently suspended Steve Smith (910 points). Cheteshwar Pujara is sixth with 765 points. Also Read - When I Played Under MS Dhoni, I Was in His Ears Every Over: Virat Kohli
In other series across the globe, Bangladesh will play host to Zimbabwe and the Windies in a two-Test series each, England will travel to Galle for first of the three Tests against Sri Lanka, while the United Arab Emirates will be the stage for the three-Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand. Also Read - Mohammad Hafeez Names His Favourite Top 5 Batsmen of All-Time, Includes Virat Kohli And Sachin Tendulkar in List
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Bangladesh can move ahead of the West Indies in eighth place but to make that happen, they will have to win all the four Tests; England can rise to second, but will have to win the series.
Sri Lanka can move ahead of fifth-placed Australia, but will have to win all the three Tests; New Zealand will rise to second irrespective of how Sri Lanka-England series ends if they sweep the three-Test series against Pakistan; while Pakistan can move ahead of Australia if they win 3-0.
(With PTI Inputs)