West Indies Test ranking unchanged

West Indies’ Jason Holder takes off for a run against Australia during their cricket test match in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015.
Associated Press / Andy Brownbill, File

West Indies remained fixed at eight in the World Test rankings recently released by the ICC annual update.

The Jason Holder-led team has gained five points in the period (2015-2016) and now has a total of 75, trailing sixth- placed Sri Lanka by 16 points and ahead of Bangladesh who is sitting in ninth place.

West Indies lost their last three Test series against India last year in the Caribbean, followed by Pakistan last year, four in the United Arab Emirates and the recently concluded series on home soil.

Out of the l0 matches, West Indies has won two matches, lost six and drew two.

Indian retained the No 1 Test ranking, leading South Africa by six points, but only nine points separate Australia from seventh-ranked Sri Lanka.

Australia has retained their third place, England has stayed in fourth position while Pakistan has dropped behind New Zealand in sixth place.

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