India Can Become Third-Best Test Team if They Beat England 5-0

India and England will play a five-Test series starting in Nottingham on July 9. Australia remain the No. 1 Test team as per the latest International Cricket Council rankings.

updated: July 02, 2014 19:23 IST
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Indian team in practice session in England


India and England start a long series with the first Test coming up in Nottingham from July 9. A 5-0 clean sweep by either fifth-ranked England or fourth-ranked India could see either team leap into third position, while a loss by that margin could see them drop as low as seventh. (Kapil Dev pins hopes on Indian pacers)

For South Africa, a 2-0 series win could see the side topple Australia from the top of the perch to regain the number one position, while a clean sweep for Sri Lanka could see the side move as high as fourth in the Test rankings. (India and England pen agreement for more five-match Test series in the future)

According to the latest International Cricket Council Test rankings, Australia remain top-ranked with 123 ratings points, with South Africa a close second. However, with England and India locking horns in a Test series beginning July 9 and Sri Lanka playing against South Africa from July 16, some movement is likely in the coming weeks. (India in England 2014: Virat Kohli says he has nothing to prove)

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