Home > News >

India look to hold onto No 2 spot in ICC Test rankings

Ishant-Sharma-of-India-(C)-celebrates-his-wicket-of-Hamish-Rutherford-of-New-Zealand-du
India have to win the second Test in Wellington to keep Australia at bay © Getty Images

Dubai: Feb 13, 2014 

India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington.

South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award of USD 475,000 that is presented to the side that tops the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings on the April 1 cut-off date, but battle for second and third places remain tight as both Australia and India have a chance to finish in the top two.

South Africa are currently sitting on 133 ratings points—16 ratings points clear of second-ranked India with Australia occupying third place on 111 ratings points.

This means even if South Africa lose all the three Tests to Australia and India win the second Test against New Zealand to draw the series at 1-1, South Africa will finish seven ratings points ahead of Australia, which will claim second the position on 117 ratings points and followed by India (114) and England (107).

For Australia to finish in second place and grab USD 350,000, they will need to win the series against the Proteas.

In this situation, India will finish third and will have to be happy with USD 250,000.

Nevertheless, if the Wellington Test ends in a draw or New Zealand wins, then Australia will only need to draw the series to stay ahead of India in second place at the April 1 cut-off date.

Meanwhile, Australia have been assured of number-one ranking while India have sealed the second position on the ICC ODI Team Rankings, on the April 1 cut-off date.

Australia will now receive the One-Day International (ODI) Shield as well as a cheque of USD 175,000 for finishing atop while India will collect a cheque of USD 75,000.

India, the number-one ranked team since January 2013, ceded the top position to Australia after losing the recent series against New Zealand 0-4. India can now finish second irrespective of how they finish in the upcoming Asia Cup.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Kane, Devcich praise each others knock

Live Cricket Score Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 Match 8: CSK romp home by 54 runs

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Key Battles

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: CSK’s likely XI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Dolphins’ likely XI

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shows he is one for the future

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Lahore Lions

Anandji Dossa passes away

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) romp to 54-run win against Dolphins in CLT20 2014 Match 8 at Bangalore

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 Match 8 at Bengaluru: Vaughn van Jaarsveld dismissed

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 Match 8 at Bengaluru: Cody Chetty dismmised by Dwayne Bravo

List of highest innings’ totals in CLT20 and overall T20 cricket

List of highest innings’ totals in CLT20 and overall T20 cricket

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Key Battles

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: CSK’s likely XI

Jalaluddin takes first ODI hat-trick

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Dolphins’ likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

670 Posts | 6 Fans

CLT20 2014: Kings Xi Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, final over

Is having leaky breasts during pregnancy normal?

NGOs pursue education for all

Microsoft’s Xbox One launched in India, prices start from Rs 39,990

Asian Games 2014 Schedule Day 4: Indian players in action at 17th Incheon Asian Games

Hrithik Roshan: I am not reprising Tom Cruise in Bang Bang!

Apple iPhone 5S now available for less that Rs 35,000 on Indian e-commerce sites

Kajol at the United Nations headquarters-View pic!

Anandji Dossa passes away

The Fappening: Emma Watson next in the list of nude photos leak?

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) romp to 54-run win against Dolphins in CLT20 2014 Match 8 at Bangalore

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here