India’s head coach Ravi Shastri says his crew deserved the status of the world’s primary Test aspect after overcoming each obstacles, together with a change in factors system, on its journey to the summit.
India remained the primary Test aspect after the annual replace of the ICC crew rankings was launched on Thursday. Shastri was satisfied about it.
“This team has shown steely resolve & unwavering focus to be crowned No. 1. It is something the boys have earned fair & square. Rules changed midway but #TeamIndia overcame every hurdle along the way. My boys played tough cricket in tough times. Super proud of this bindass bunch,” Shastri tweeted.
This ??crew has proven steely resolve & unwavering focus to be topped No. 1. It is one thing the boys have earned fair & sq.. Rules modified halfway however #TeamIndia overcame each hurdle alongside the way in which. My boys performed robust cricket in robust occasions. Super pleased with this bindass bunch pic.twitter.com/StzcsexCRF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 13, 2021
The former India captain has been serving as the pinnacle coach of the Indian crew since 2017, having acquired an extension after the 2019 ICC World Cup.
India head the desk after gaining one ranking level for an mixture of 121, having amassed 2914 factors from 24 matches.
Virat Kohli’s males are intently adopted by their World Test Championship closing opponents, New Zealand, with a ranking of 120. The Kiwis have garnered 2166 factors from 18 Tests and gained two ranking factors.
India’s 2-1 win over Australia and 3-1 win over England over the previous 12 months and New Zealand’s 2-0 sequence wins over the West Indies and Pakistan have helped them maintain forward of the pack.
According to an ICC assertion, the newest annual replace eliminates outcomes of 2017-18.
Southampton will play host to the WTC closing between India and New Zealand from June 18 to 22.