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ICC Test Rankings: India hold on to No. 1 spot, retain Test mace at Apil cut-off

ICC Test Rankings: India hold on to No. 1 spot, retain Test mace at Apil cut-off

Going into the series the hosts needed just one win to ensure possession of the prestigious mace, which it had reclaimed following the Indore Test against New Zealand in October 2016.

ICC Test rankings: Ravindra Jadeja leaves R Aswhin behind to become world's top-ranked bowler

ICC Test rankings: Ravindra Jadeja leaves R Aswhin behind to become world's top-ranked bowler

Jadeja has also become only the third Indian player after Ashwin and Bishan Singh Bedi to top the bowling charts on his own.

India assured of No.1 spot in ICC Test rankings on April 1 cut-off; will get USD 1 million award

India assured of No.1 spot in ICC Test rankings on April 1 cut-off; will get USD 1 million award

India' victory in Bengaluru ensures that the hosts will be at the summit of Test nations standings no matter what the outcome of the remaining two matches are.

ICC Test Rankings: What Virat Kohli's men need to do against Australia to maintain No. 1 spot

ICC Test Rankings: What Virat Kohli's men need to do against Australia to maintain No. 1 spot

Virat Kohli will also be looking to break into the 900-point mark for the first time in his career.S

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli still second in batsmen charts; Ashwin-Jadeja top bowlers' standings

ICC Test Rankings: Virat Kohli still second in batsmen charts; Ashwin-Jadeja top bowlers' standings

India are the No 1 team in ICC Test rankings with 120 rating points, well ahead of Australia, who are in the 2nd position with 109 points.

ICC Rankings: Here's a look at final batsmen & bowler rankings across all formats

ICC Rankings: Here's a look at final batsmen & bowler rankings across all formats

India's spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will end 2016 as No. 1 and No. 2 Test bowlers respectively.

Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin achieve personal bests in latest ICC Test rankings

Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin achieve personal bests in latest ICC Test rankings

Ashwin has now reached 904 points to run up a 37-point lead over second-placed Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli: Can he become no. 1 batsman in Test cricket soon?

Virat Kohli: Can he become no. 1 batsman in Test cricket soon?

Virat Kohli, who appears to be a terrific form these days, scored a brilliant 167 and 81 in the Visakhapatnam Test against England, to reach career high fourth ranking in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen. 

Virat Kohli jumps to fourth spot in ICC Test rankings after brilliant show at Vizag against England

Virat Kohli jumps to fourth spot in ICC Test rankings after brilliant show at Vizag against England

Virat Kohli slammed his 14th Test hundred against England at Visakhapatman and amassed 248 runs from two innings as hosts won the match by 246 runs.

South African Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock achieve career-hight spots in ICC Test rankings

South African Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock achieve career-hight spots in ICC Test rankings

The 21-year-old is the fourth South Africa fast bowler to feature inside the top 20 after Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander (11th) and Morne Morkel (13th).

What India needs to do against Alastair Cook-led England to consolidate No. 1 Test ranking

What India needs to do against Alastair Cook-led England to consolidate No. 1 Test ranking

A 3-2 series win will lift India to 116 points, while a 4-1 series win will put them on 119 points and they will jump to 122 points in case of a 5-0 win.

England's tour of India: Can Virat Kohli's aggressive captaincy help hosts take revenge from Alastair Cook & Co?

England's tour of India: Can Virat Kohli's aggressive captaincy help hosts take revenge from Alastair Cook & Co?

India`s head coach Anil Kumble has already stated that the team would not be taking the opposition lightly, especially considering the fact that there are players of the caliber and quality of Joe Root, Cook and James Anderson besides others, who can easily take away the game on their own.

India vs New Zealand: We'll continue to play aggressive cricket in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane

India vs New Zealand: We'll continue to play aggressive cricket in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane

Talking about his new role as vice-captain of the Test side, Rahane said he relishes the responsibility of Virat Kohli's deputy.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur praises Virat Kohli as the one of the best he has ever seen

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur praises Virat Kohli as the one of the best he has ever seen

Mickey Arthur also praised Virat Kohli's style of captaincy.

Ravichandran Ashwin surges to the top of ICC Test rankings with career best 900 points

Ravichandran Ashwin surges to the top of ICC Test rankings with career best 900 points

Ashwin, who was named man of the series after he finished with 27 wickets in a 3-0 sweep by India, now has 220 wickets.

India to get USD 1 million on achieving the No. 1 position in ICC Test rankings

India to get USD 1 million on achieving the No. 1 position in ICC Test rankings

India dethroned Pakistan at the top of Test teams' charts.

Honoured to to receive the ICC Test Championship mace and being recognized as the best, says Virat Kohli

Honoured to to receive the ICC Test Championship mace and being recognized as the best, says Virat Kohli

The side that tops the ICC Test Team Rankings on that date will receive a cash award of USD 1million.

Proud moment for Virat Kohli as Sunil Gavaskar hand-overs the ICC Test Mace – WATCH

Proud moment for Virat Kohli as Sunil Gavaskar hand-overs the ICC Test Mace – WATCH

India dethroned Pakistan as the No. 1 Test team in the ICC World Rankings.

Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar take giant leaps in ICC Test rankings

Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar take giant leaps in ICC Test rankings

Australia skipper Steve Smith continues to lead the batsmen`s list followed by England`s Joe Root, who rose one spot to unsettle Williamson.

Test players must provide excitement, says Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli

Test players must provide excitement, says Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli

The series against the Black Caps marks the start of a packed programme of international cricket for India who also host England, Bangladesh and Australia later this season.