England captain Alastair Cook reacts after losing the second Test match between Bangladesh and England at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

After England slipped to a 4-0 series defeat at the hands of India, things went from bad to worse for Alastair Cook's men, as they slipped down three spots on the ICC's Test rankings.

England moved below Australia, Pakistan and South Africa after their tour on the subcontinent, with the Aussies benefiting the most, jumping into second place.

Australia now sit below only India on the table, and have the potential to close the gap with a big series win against Pakistan on home soil.

The side that sits in first place on April 1 2017 will be awarded US$1 million, with the second-placed side receiving $500,000, and the third and fourth placed nations nabbing $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.

Matches Points Rating
India 35 4208 120
Australia 40 4189 105
Pakistan 32 3274 102
South Africa 29 2944 102
England 50 5071 101
New Zealand 38 3666 96
Sri Lanka 35 3370 96
West Indies 30 2077 69
Bangladesh 15 978 65
Zimbabwe 10 48 5