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India gains ground in ICC Test Team Rankings after Colombo win

Virat Kohli’s side went into the three-match series on 97 points and has gained three rankings points after coming from behind to win its first overseas Test series victory since 2011.

India gains ground in ICC Test Team Rankings after Colombo win - Cricket News
Fifth-placed India has closed the gap on neighbour Pakistan to a single point in the latest ICC Test Team Rankings.
Fifth-placed India has closed the gap on neighbour Pakistan to a single point in the latest ICC Test Team Rankings following its 2-1 series triumph over Sri Lanka which concluded with a 117-run win in Colomboon Tuesday.
 
Virat Kohli’s side went into the three-match series on 97 points and has gained three rankings points after coming from behind to win its first overseas Test series victory since 2011. Just three points now separates England (third on 102 points), Pakistan (fourth on 101) and India (fifth on 100), with New Zealand a further point back in sixth position.
 
Angelo Mathews’ men, meanwhile, remain in seventh place but has dropped three rankings points
 
Bangladesh welcomes second-placed Australia in October for a two-match series with recently-installed captain Steven Smith aiming to close the gap on leader South Africa. Pakistan will welcome England to the UAE for a three-Test series in October/November which is likely to lead to further movement in the table, while Sri Lanka’s also hosts West Indies in a two-Test series in October.
 
Upcoming Test fixtures
Bangladesh v Australia
9-13 Oct – 1st Test, Chittagong
17-21 Oct – 2nd Test, Mirpur

Pakistan v England
13-17 Oct – 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
22-26 Oct – 2nd Test, Dubai
1-5 Nov – 3rd Test, Sharjah

Sri Lanka v West Indies
14-18 Oct – 1st Test, Galle (tbc)
22-26 Oct – 2nd Test, Colombo (PSS)
 
ICC TEST RANKINGS (as on 1 September, following Sri Lanka-India series)
 
Rank               Team               Points 
1                      South Africa    125
2                      Australia          106
3                      England           102
4                      Pakistan           101
5                      India                100
6                      New Zealand   99
7                      Sri Lanka         89
8                      West Indies      81
9                      Bangladesh      47
10                    Zimbabwe        5
 

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