Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sri Lanka vs India 1st Test 2008: Will India achieve second spot in ICC Test Championship table?

Tomorrow on 23rd July, 2008 both Sri Lanka and India will face each other in their first Test match in the three-match Test series at the SSC ground, Colombo. India Team aims to regain high in ICC Test Championship table. This Test series can give them opportunity to take second spot in the recently announce Test ranking. Currently, they are ranked 3rd position with 113 ratings behind world number one team Australia and South Africa. If they want to raise their position one step ahead then they have to win the series by 2-1. However, the opponent team Sri Lanka ranked 5th position just behind fourth-placed England. If you are Indian and cricket is your favorite game then you should expect to see your own team in high place of LG ICC ranking. But it should not be easy for Indian team to get this achievement in Lankan soil. Sri Lanka is always strong team in their home soil. Even India team has no good experienced in Sri Lanka tour. Last they toured Sri Lanka in 2001 where host beat India by 2-1. The line-up in Test ranking could have changed but it depends on how the India vs Sri Lanka and England vs South Africa series pan out.

If South Africa wins the series against England in the same margin what will happen in the fate of India. If both South Africa and India wins the series then their gap will reduce to just one ratings point 116 to 115. As a big fan of India team I want to see them in the second spot of Test team ranking.

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