New Zealand can rise above the West Indies in Test

New Zealand can rise to seventh place in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table with a 2-0 win over Australia in the series that begins in Brisbane on Thursday.

A win in both Tests would earn the New Zealand 10 ratings points and move it above the West Indies. In that scenario Australia would drop level with Sri Lanka on 99 points but would remain in fourth position by a fraction.

A win for Australia in the series would close the gap on third-placed South Africa but would not be enough to move ahead of the South Africa.

Reliance ICC Test Ranking

TEAM MATCHES POINTS RATING
1 England 37 4634 125
2 India 41 4846 118
3 South Africa 24 2781 116
4 Australia 34 3578 105
5 Sri Lanka 31 3062 99
6 Pakistan 28 2757 98
7 West Indies 30 2654 88
8 New Zealand 20 1588 79
9 Bangladesh 15 138 9

Zimbabwe is currently unranked, as it has played insufficient matches. It has 134 points and a rating of 45.

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