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New Zealand on verge of moving up in ICC Test rankings

If New Zealand win series 1-0 they will move ahead of West Indies in the rankings © Getty Images
If New Zealand win series against India 1-0, they will move ahead of West Indies in the ICC Test rankings © Getty Images

Feb 4, 2014

New Zealand will go head-to-head against India in a two-Test series starting in Auckland on Thursday knowing that a series win will help it move in the upward direction in the Reliance ICC Test team rankings.

New Zealand currently sits in eighth position on 82 rating points and trails second-ranked India by 35 ratings points. Because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, New Zealand will gain points if it wins the series.

While New Zealand will aim for an improvement in its ranking, India will strive to retain its second position on the table.

New Zealand will leapfrog the West Indies into seventh position if its wins the series 1-0, while they  can move ahead of Sri Lanka in sixth place. But that is provided New Zealand beats India 2-0 and Bangladesh wins the second Test against Sri Lanka to draw the series at one-all.

A 1-0 series win for New Zealand will mean it will join West Indies on 87 ratings points but will be ranked in seventh position when the ratings are calculated beyond the ratings points, while India will retain its second position with a loss of five to end on 112 ratings points, just one ahead of third-ranked Australia.

If New Zealand wins the series 2-0, then it will jump to 88 ratings points while India will fall to 110 ratings points. And if Bangladesh wins the Chittagong Test which started on Tuesday, then New Zealand will be ranked sixth, while Sri Lanka will slip behind the West Indies in eighth position.

If the series ends in a 0-0 or 1-1 draw, then both the sides will retain their pre-series rankings.

On the other side of the coin, if India wins the series 1-0 then both sides will retain their pre-series rankings and ratings, while a 2-0 series result will fetch India one ratings points to allow it to end on 118 ratings points with no change in the table.

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