ICC Test Rankings – IND vs ENG 5th Test – India began their five-match series against England at second place in the ICC Test Rankings, six points behind leaders and World Test Championship holders New Zealand. Virat Kohli and Co. now head into the final Test at Old Trafford, Manchester with a 2-1 lead in the bag, closing in on a historic series win, India’s first in England in 14 years. As the action builds up to the series finale, we look at how the series affects India position in the ICC Test Rankings.
ICC Test Rankings: How the India vs England 5th test result will change India’s spot in ICC Test rankings
IND vs ENG: If India wins the series 3-1
If India ends up winning the final test match at Old Trafford, they will bag the series 3-1. That result will see India retain their place in the rankings, finishing on the second spot. However, the win will reduce India’s deficit to four points behind New Zealand. The result will see Australia 3rd and England at fourth, with Virat Kohli and Co. maintaining a sizeable 14-point lead over the former.
IND vs ENG: If India draws the Test and wins series 2-1
Should India draw the final Test at Old Trafford, they will bag the series 2-1 courtesy of their wins at Lord’s and the Oval. The result will see India rake in 120 rating points, six behind New Zealand’s tally. Australia and England will remain third and fourth respectively,, with only a point separating the two teams.
IND vs ENG: If India loses at Old Trafford and draws the series 2-2
Should India concede defeat in their final test at Old Trafford, they will miss out on a chance to clinch a historic series win in England. The result will also be detrimental for them in the ICC Rankings, as they will drop to 117 rating points, nine behind New Zealand’s 126. The result will see England rise to third with 109 points, one ahead of Tim Paine’s Australia who would then drop down to fourth.
ICC Rankings: How the India vs England series affects India’s spot in Test rankings