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The West Indies is hoping for a positive result in the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka to avoid tumbling to ninth position in the ICC Test Rankings.

In the latest rankings released last week, the regional side was eighth on 72 points but just one point ahead of Bangladesh in ninth position.

The Windies take on Sri Lanka in a three-Test series in June, and will need a positive result if the team is to increase its points tally and make gains on seventh placed Pakistan on 88 points.

West Indies had had a poor record in Tests over the last year, winning just three of 10 matches. The team lost 12 of their last 20 Tests and won four.

Only last December, the West Indies suffered a whitewash in New Zealand, with both Tests ending inside four days.

The Windies will take on Sri Lanka from June 6-27, starting at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain before heading to the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St. Lucia for the second Test, and ending the series with a historic day and night Test at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

Sri Lanka has never won a series in the Caribbean in three previous attempts, and has won just one Test in six.

Updated 3:59 pm, April 12, 2018
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