Australia improved their rating from 113 to 118 following the annual update, maintaining a slender lead over Pakistan (116 points) and India (115 points).
England captain Joe Root and India skipper Virat Kohli have both warned of the challenges of playing during the twilight zone in day-night Tests -- when batting collapses can happen -- ahead of their third Test clash starting on Wednesday.
Even as fans in almost all cricketing nations will be glued to TV during the India-New Zealand World Test Championship final (WTC) starting on June 18, Australian cricket enthusiasts will miss out as no broadcaster has secured rights to televise the match that will decide the world's best Test team.
New Zealand enjoyed the greatest triumph in their cricket history as they beat India by eight wickets in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton on Wednesday.
The ICC confirmed in a statement that the World Cup will be held in the UAE from Oct.17 to Nov.14 across three venues – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah – with some initial matches taking place in Oman.
The move to shift the T20 World Cup seems to have been triggered by an unprecedented spike in the coronavirus cases in India, however it was not cited as the reason by the ICC.
Oman Cricket, expected to host the initial matches of the T20 World Cup which will act as qualifier for the main draw, has a task at hand as it looks to upgrade its facilities within three months after the Indian Cricket Board took its time
When India take field in World Test Championship (WTC) final from June 18, they will be up against a poor record versus New Zealand in major International Cricket Council (ICC) events stretching back to 18 years. India’s seven-wicket win in the 2003 World Cup under Sourav Ganguly
Tim Southee removed both India openers late on Tuesday to give New Zealand hope of an unlikely victory in the World Test Championship final as the showpiece match headed into the reserve sixth day.
India, boosted by the sun that has been drying the Hampshire Bowl pitch over the past few days, will hope to dent their biggest threat, New Zealand’s swing bowlers, in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final that commences on Friday.