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West Indies’ historic series defeat recently has left them a single point from joining Bangladesh in ninth spot, in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test team rankings.

In the numbers announced recently, West Indies is still eighth but lost six points to slip to 70 rating points. Bangladesh is ninth on 69 points after picking up eight points.

India remains number one ahead of their much-anticipated series with Australia which started recently in Adelaide.

West Indies have slipped further in the ICC Test rankings.

The regional team’s misfortune in the latest rankings stems from their 2-0 whitewash at the hands of the Tigers — their first ever on Bangladesh soil.

The team lost the first Test in Chittagong by 64 runs before suffering a humiliating innings and 184-run defeat in Dhaka inside three days recently.

The latest rankings come as a huge blow to the Windies, especially on the heels of decent results in the Test format earlier this year.

West Indies drew 101 with Sri Lanka in a three-test series in the Caribbean and beat Bangladesh 2-0 in the subsequent two-match series.

The West Indies decline in Tests has been a steady one, having lost 11 of 19 matches, won six and drew two, over the last two years.

Posted 12:00 am, December 14, 2018
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