Mumbai, Nov 16: India have gained a place on the ICC Test Team Rankings table and moved to second after winning the two-Test series against the West Indies 2-0 today.
India had started the series in third position and a 2-0 win has put them in second position. This sets up an interesting two-Test series between number-one ranked South Africa and India to be played next month in Johannesburg and Durban.
India had needed to win the series to move up the ICC Test Team Rankings table. India's innings and 126 runs win in the second and final Test today has helped them gain three ratings points to end at 119 ratings points, three ratings points ahead of England, who face fifth-ranked Australia in the five-Test series in Brisbane from 21 November.
West Indies have retained their pre-series sixth-rank but has dropped four ratings points to finish at 95. West Indies are now six ratings points behind Australia and seven behind fourth-ranked Pakistan.
ICC Test Team Rankings table (as on 16 November)
(Read as Rank (+/-), Team, Rating (+/-))
1 South Africa 131
2 (+1) India 119 (+3)
3 (-1) England 116
4 Pakistan 102
5 Australia 101
6 (-) West Indies 95 (-4)
7 Sri Lanka 88
8 New Zealand 75
9 Zimbabwe 34
10 Bangladesh 18