Aus­tralia re­place In­dia at top of world Test rank­ings

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS -

Can­berra: Aus­tralia have re­turned to the top of the Test rank­ings for the first time in four years.

Justin Langer’s side re­place In­dia, de­spite hav­ing not won an away se­ries since beat­ing New Zealand in 2016.

The Black Caps move up to se­cond as In­dia slip to third, with Eng­land fourth on the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil’s list.

Aus­tralia also head the Twenty20 ta­ble, while 2019 World Cup win­ners Eng­land re­main top in one-day cricket.

In­dia had been top of the Test rank­ings since Oc­to­ber 2016.

“We recog­nise how fluid th­ese rank­ings are, but at this time it was cer­tainly nice to put a smile on our faces,” Langer said.

“Hope­fully over the past cou­ple of years not only have we per­formed well on the field, but also off the field.

“You can only judge your­self as be­ing the best if you beat the best.

“Ul­ti­mately, we have to beat In­dia in In­dia, and we’ve got to beat them when they come back [to Aus­tralia].”

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