West Indies move up in ICC Test Rankings
July 15 (CRICKETNMORE) - West Indies’ 2-0 series win have earned them five points, while Bangladesh have conceded eight points. This 13-point swing means the two sides have swapped places in the ICC Test Team Rankings.
The West Indies have moved to eighth position, while Bangladesh have slipped to ninth with 10 points now separating the two sides.
As the Test team rankings are updated following the conclusion of a series, these will now be updated after the end of Sri Lanka versus South Africa series. If South Africa win in Colombo, then they will finish on 110 points (down by two) and Sri Lanka will end on 93 points (up by two points).
In contrast, if Sri Lanka win the series 2-0, then they will join England on 97 points but will be ranked below Joe Root’s side by a fraction of a point, while South Africa will join Australia on 106 points but will be ranked ahead of Tim Paine’s side when the rankings are calculated beyond the decimal points.
ICC Test Team Rankings (as on 15 July, following the conclusion of West Indies v Bangladesh series):