West Indies stay at number 8

May 19, 2017
West Indies batsman Roston Chase plays a shot while wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed looks on during the recent Brighto Paints Q Mobile Cup second Test against Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Barbados, earlier this month.

DUBAI, CMC:

West Indies remained rooted at eighth in the World Test Rankings released on Thursday following the annual update in which series results from 2013-14 are no longer included and outcomes from the 2015-16 series are weighted at 50 per cent.

The Jason Holder-led side have gained five points in the period under review and now have a total of 75, trailing sixth-placed Sri Lanka by 16 points and ahead of ninth-placed Bangladesh by six points.

West Indies lost their last three Test series against India last year on home soil, followed by Pakistan last year in the United Arab Emirates and the recently-concluded series on home soil. Out of the 10 matches, West Indies registered wins in two matches, lost six and drew two.

India have retained the No.1 Test ranking, leading South Africa by six points, but only nine points separate third-ranked Australia from seventh-ranked Sri Lanka.

India has moved to 123 points after gaining one point. Second-ranked South Africa however, now have the table-toppers firmly within their sights after vaulting from 109 points to 117 points.

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