Australian players with their winning trophy. File
Just two points separate Australia (116), New Zealand (115) and India (114), who slipped to third position in the Test standings, with cricket across all formats suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. India had held the number one spot since October 2016.
Virat Kohli's side stay top of the world Test championship between the top nine Test sides, however.
In 2019 India claimed their first ever Test series win in Australia after 71 years of trying, but Australia remained unbeaten in the series that followed.
The return of Steve Smith and David Warner from ball-tampering bans also helped Australia retain the Ashes after levelling the series in England 2-2.
Australia, led by Tim Paine, then blanked Pakistan and New Zealand at home to cap off a successful season cut short by the coronavirus outbreak.
But coach Justin Langer said beating India on their own turf was their ultimate goal.
"I said in my first conference as coach we will know we are a great team if we can beat India in India," he said in a Cricket Australia press release.
"We know they are so tough to beat so only then will we really know we can claim the number one spot."
India are scheduled to tour Down Under later this year. Australia are not slated to play a series in India until 2022.
The annual update of the rankings eliminates results from the 2016-17 season when India won 12 and lost just one Test. The system also gives more weight to matches played since May 2019 than those of the previous two years.
South Africa suffered the biggest fall of eight points, which sees them drop below Sri Lanka to sixth place. England are fourth.
In the one-day rankings, world champions England consolidated their number one position, followed by India and New Zealand.
In the T20 chart Australia ended Pakistan's 27-month stay at the top to reach the summit for the first time since rankings in the shortest format were introduced in 2011.
Pakistan are now in fourth position while England jumped to second and India to the third spot.
Australia are due to host the T20 World Cup in October if it is not delayed by the pandemic.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said the picture was “evolving every day” as he unveiled men’s fixtures against Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Afghanistan, as well as India.
The 32-year-old fell heavily and banged his head attempting a boundary catch in the second Twenty20 against Sri Lanka in Sydney last month, ruling him out of the rest of that series.
Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, in just his second Test, put on 123 runs for the seventh wicket — a record for India at the Gabba — taking their team from a precarious 186 for seven to 309 before Thakur was bowled by Pat Cummins for an entertaining 67.
"We have selected a squad after analysing the performance in New Zealand and areas of improvement are identified." Fast bowler Hasan Ali has regained fitness from his back problem and returns two years after last playing a test match against South Africa in 2019.
The fourth edition of the Dibba International Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship will take place at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. Organised by Dibba Body Building Centre under the supervision of Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, the two-day championship will begin on Aug.20.
The opening day will start with Teens, Youth, and Masters categories, while day two will feature Amateur and Professional contests.
Sheikh Mohamed congratulated the UAE champions Faisal Al Ketbi, Muhammad Al Suwaidi and Shamma Al Kalbani for their remarkable sports achievements and wished them and their fellow athletes success in harvesting more gold medals.
Before performing the feat, Molchanov used 'lung packing,' which is a breathing technique that allows divers to inflate their lungs with as much as two gallons of air and stay underwater for minutes at a time.