Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 12:41
SL 7th in updated Test ranking
South Africa have stretched their lead at the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings, while India and New Zealand both moved upwards to occupy three of the top four positions in the table after the latest annual update.
With the results from the 2011-12 season now dropped from calculations and outcomes from 2013-14 weighted at 50 percent, South Africa extended their advantage over second-placed Australia to 22 rating points.
India, though, gained the most from the update, as it meant that their 4-0 whitewashes at the hands of England and Australia were no longer taken into consideration.
However, only three ranking points separate New Zealand in third, and Sri Lanka in seventh. Prior to the annual update, the gap between the third and seventh-ranked sides was seven points.