India move up to second spot in ICC Test rankings

    By IANS,

    Mumbai: India have gained a place on the ICC Test Team Rankings table after winning the two match series against the West Indies 2-0 here Saturday. India had started the series in third position and the thumping win against the West Indies has put them in second spot.

    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 table. India’s innings and 126 runs win in the second and final Test 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 Nov 21.

    In contrast, the West Indies have retained its pre-series sixth-rank but have dropped four ratings points to finish at 95. West Indies are now six ratings points behind fifth-ranked Australia and seven behind fourth-ranked Pakistan.