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ICC rankings: India to become No.1 if they win next test

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Australia tops the newly released ICC test rankings but India could reach the top position if they win the fourth test against West Indies in the ongoing series.

Pakistan and England are currently in third and fourth positions respectively as they  squared off the ongoing test series with 2-2. Pakistan currently have 111 rating points and England have 108 rating points.

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Sri Lanka who are currently playing Australia at home, leading by 2-0 will have to win the ongoing test and India should lose the next test match with West Indies for Pakistan to reach the top spot in the ICC rankings for the first time since 2003.

Pakistan’s highest ever ranking was second when they clinched a test series win against England last year at UAE.

However, India has the best chance of becoming the No.1 test ranking side as they have their destiny in their own hands. Considering the form of India in the ongoing series against West Indies, it might not be very difficult for the Indians to tame West Indies once again in the final test.

Scenarios to reach/stay at No.1:

Australia  – Australia need to win the current Colombo Test and expect West Indies to win or draw Port of Spain Test

India– India need to win Port of Spain Test

Pakistan – Sri Lanka and West Indies need to win or draw Colombo and Port of Spain Tests, respectively

Current test rankings are

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1

Australia

32 3765 118
2

India

20 2238 112
3

Pakistan

20 2227 111
4

England

36 3872 108
5

New Zealand

28 2773 99
6

South Africa

22 2015 92
7

Sri Lanka

28 2383 85
8

West Indies

21 1374 65
9

Bangladesh

12 687 57
10

Zimbabwe

7 54 8

Check out the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings click here

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