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Bangladesh lose points in Test ranking, India on top

 Sports Desk

 Published: 04:23 PM, 13 May 2021   Updated: 05:25 PM, 13 May 2021

Bangladesh lose points in Test ranking, India on top

Bangladesh lose points in Test ranking, India on top

India and New Zealand will play in the first final of the ICC World Test Championship next month. Earlier, the world cricket governing body released its annual updated rankings. Where India secure the top position surpassing New Zealand. Bangladesh has lost 5 rating points in the latest update but retained their number nine position.

In the update released on Thursday, the performance of the 2017-18 season has gone out of consideration. Percentage of performance from May last year till now, 50 percent of the performance of 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons have been taken into consideration here.

In the previous year, Bangladesh have lost three out of four Tests and managed to draw one. The Tigers have also lost nine of 13 Tests in the previous two seasons. This includes home series against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Two of the four wins were against the West Indies and Zimbabwe, at home.

Bangladesh have lost five points but remain in the ninth position while Zimbabwe have gained eight points but are still nine points behind Bangladesh with 35 points.

India have gained one rating point for an aggregate of 121 and New Zealand are only one point behind after gaining two points in Thursday’s update, which eliminates results from 2017-18.

England overtake Australia to the third position as England’s 4-0 defeat to Australia in 2017-18 has dropped from the rankings.

Pakistan have gained three points but remains in fifth position while the West Indies, who beat Bangladesh 2-0 and drew 0-0 with Sri Lanka in series played this year, have moved from eighth to sixth, their best position since 2013.

South Africa are in seventh position, equaling their lowest in Test ranking history, while Sri Lanka are next on the list.