Dubai: India have slipped six points behind leaders Australia in the latest ICC rankings for Test team, with Pakistan a solitary point behind at third places.
As per the latest updates, results from 2012-13 are no longer included in the calculations and results from 2014-15 carry only a 50% weightage. This has benefited Pakistan, revealed the ICC on Tuesday, for their 0-3 series loss in 2012-13 has no bearing on their position.
Following the annual Test update, South Africa have slipped from third spot to sixth after conceding 17 points with wins over England, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan during the 2012-14 season now discarded from calculations.
Also impacted are West Indies, who fell from 76 points to 65 but remained at eighth. However, the gap between them and Bangladesh has been reduced from 29 points to a mere eight.
Australia have a good chance of extending the gap over India with three Test matches in Sri Lanka this summer, but India themselves are scheduled to play four Tests in the West Indies. Pakistan will visit England for four Tests during the summer as well.
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