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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.

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.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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