The ICC Test rankings could see major shifts when Australia and India take on Sri Lanka and West Indies respectively in their upcoming series. With the No.1 and 2 teams locking horns with the No.7 and 8 placed teams, the downside for the former and the upside for the latter can see India go top.
Even a 3-1 or 2-0 win will see India slip to 110 points. That will push India behind Pakistan who went third above England with 111 points after their historic victory at Lord's.
A 1-3 or 0-2 loss by India to the West Indies will have India plummeting below the 100-mark to 98 – a seemingly improbable but potential outcome.
But if Sri Lanka
In a scenario where Sri Lanka wins the tour and India
The scenario, however, looks unlikely more because of Sri Lanka's poor form in the England series where they had a miserable tour. However, home advantage and the return of injured players could give the Islanders a shot at a major upset.
On the bowling front, it is a battle of the spinners between leggie Yasir Shah and offie Ravichandran Ashwin. Yasir Shah leaped to the top after his 10-wicket haul at the Lord's as Pakistan thumped an English side that had battled them on and off the field over the month.
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