READ : How can India, Pakistan or England regain no. 1 spot in ICC Test rankings ?

In the current Test match season, all the four teams Australia, India, Pakistan and England have a chance to finish as the number-one ranked Test side in upcoming ICC Test Rankings.

Team India can overtake Australian side if they win the 4 match Test series against West Indies by a 3-0 and also a series win of 2-0 is enough for them if Aussies lose their final Test against Sri Lanka.

England and Pakistan can also climb up to the top depending on the result of their ongoing series and also if India fails to beat the West Indies by a 3-0.

Current standings of the Top 4 teams in ICC Test Rankings with rating points :

1) Australia – 118
2) India – 112
3) Pakistan – 111
4) England – 108

Here are the possible outcomes for the 4 teams to be at No. 1 in upcoming days :

a.) If Sri Lanka beat Australia 2-1, England vs Pakistan series ends 2-2 and India beat West Indies by 2-0, then Australia and Pakistan will be on 111 points each but Australia will be ranked first.

b) If Sri Lanka beat Australia 2-0, England beats Pakistan 2-1 and India beat West Indies 2-0, then Australia, England and India will be on 110 points each but England will be ranked first.

c) If England beat Pakistan 3-1 and India beat West Indies 3-0, then both England and India will be on 112 points each but India will be ranked first.

d) If England-Pakistan series ends in 2-2, Sri Lanka beat Australia by 3-0 or 2-0 and India beat West Indies by 2-1 or 2-0, then Pakistan will be ranked first.

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