India drop one ranking place after draw


India have dropped two points and one ranking place in the ICC Team Rankings following their drawn match against Bangladesh in Fatullah on Sunday.

Virat Kohli’s side went into the one-off Test against Bangladesh level with New Zealand on 99 points, but because of the heavy rain which scuppered any hopes of a win, they have fallen to fourth position on 97 points.

It is now a three-way tie for fourth spot with India, England and Pakistan on 97 points apiece. However, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then India are on 97.47, England 97.33 and Pakistan 96.75.

Sri Lanka are one point behind the trio in seventh position and there will be some reshuffle in the tightly-packed middle of the Test table when they goes head to head with Pakistan in a three-Test series, which starts on 17 June.

Meanwhile, ninth-placed Bangladesh, as a consequence of the draw in Fatullah, gained two points and moved to 41 points, 43 behind the West Indies whose two-Test series against Australia finished on Sunday.