The race for the number one spot in ICC Test rankings

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Dubai: After Australia’s second consecutive defeat against Sri Lanka away from home the race for the number 1 spot in ICC Test rankings is still wide open.

The following are the various scenarios (according to official ICC website)

Sri Lanka v Australia

If Sri Lanka beats Australia 2-1, then Australia will finish on 111

If Sri Lanka beats Australia 2-0, then Australia will finish on 110

If Sri Lanka beats Australia 3-0, then Australia will finish on 108

West Indies v India

India beats West Indies 2-0, then India will finish on 110

India beats West Indies 3-0, then India will finish on 112

India beats West Indies 2-1, then India will finish on 108

England v Pakistan

England beats Pakistan 2-1, then England will finish on 110

England beats Pakistan 3-1, then England will finish on 112

England-Pakistan series ends in 2-all, then Pakistan will finish on 111

· If Sri Lanka beats Australia 2-1, England-Pakistan series ends two-all and India beats West Indies by 2-0, then Australia and Pakistan will be on 111 points each but Australia will be ranked first

· If Sri Lanka beats Australia 2-0, England beats Pakistan 2-1 and India beats West Indies 2-0, then Australia, England and India will be on 110 points each but England will be ranked first, followed by India and Australia

· If England beats Pakistan 3-1 and India beats West Indies 3-0, then both England and India will be on 112 points each but India will be ranked first

· If England-Pakistan series ends in two-all, Sri Lanka beats Australia by 3-0 or 2-0 and India beats West Indies by 2-1or 2-0, then Pakistan will become number-one ranked side.

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