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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 - 17:06
ICC Ranking : Sri Lanka placed 6
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Sri Lanka has been able to remain in the 6th position of the latest ICC Test Team ranking.
 
They had lost one point to collect 94 points while Zimbabwe has gained one point to make their points tally to two.
 
They are ranked 10th.
 
In another interesting move, Bangladesh has moved ahead of the West Windies, who are in ninth position for the first time ever.
 
The Windies have lost five points and are now on 67 points while Bangladesh has gained four points to reach 75, eight points clear of the Windies.
 
The table will see new additions in the form of Afghanistan and Ireland after they have played their first Tests following their Full Membership status.
 
Ireland is due to play their first Test against Pakistan in Malahide, Dublin, from 11 to 15 May while Afghanistan’s first Test will be against India in Bengaluru from 14-18 June.
 
India has consolidated their position at the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update in which series results from 2014-15 are removed and outcomes from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at 50%.
 
India has stretched their lead over South Africa from four to 13 points after gaining four points to reach an aggregate of 125 while South Africa have lost five points and slipped to 112.
 
South Africa, are, however, still comfortably ahead of the remaining sides.
 
Australia is placed third with 106 points after gaining four points following the update, taking back the position from New Zealand, who had overtaken them at the last cut-off date of 3rd of April.
 
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