India, Australia chase money, higher spot in ICC Test rankings

Meanwhile, both India and Australia boast only one batsman each inside the top 20 when it comes to Test batsmen. Australia captain Michael Clarke is occupying second position, six ratings points behind South Africa's Hashim Amla, while India's Sachin Tendulkar is in 20th spot.

updated: February 21, 2013 14:20 IST
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Team India has an outside chance to overtake Australia in the ICC Test Championship table as they prepare to take on their mighty opponents in the first of the four Tests in Chennai on Friday.

The only condition where India can topple the Aussies is by beating the men from Down Under 4-0. Harbhajan Singh, ahead of the series, had shot off a 'mild warning' to the visitors on these very lines.

Australia is currently ranked third, while India a sad fifth just below their arch-rivals Pakistan. To jump above Pakistan, team India has to beat Aussies by a margin of 1-0 or better.

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