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South Africa Drop to Third in Test Rankings After Sri Lanka Whitewash

Cricketnext Staff |February 23, 2019, 7:32 PM IST
South Africa Drop to Third in Test Rankings After Sri Lanka Whitewash

South Africa have dropped to the third spot in the ICC Test rankings following their 0-2 series whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka.

The Proteas commenced the series with 110 points to their name but after losing both Tests to their lower-ranked opposition, they have slipped to 105 points. They are now two points behind New Zealand (107) in the list that's led by India (116).

New Zealand. however, will have to win the three-match home Test series against Bangladesh to retain their position.

Meanwhile, despite gaining four points, Sri Lanka (93) are still ranked sixth.

South Africa were blown away by Kusal Perera in the first Test, while Sri Lanka were too clinical in the second as they became the first Asian side to win a Test series in South Africa.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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