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Windies in danger of losing crucial ratings points

Threatening

Thursday, September 04, 2014    

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies are in danger of losing crucial ratings points if they do not complete a clean sweep of the two-match Test series against Bangladesh starting this weekend.

A one-nil series win will earn Bangladesh 13 ratings points and will cost the West Indies eight ratings points.

Additionally, while a 2-0 series win will help Mushfiqur Rahim's side gain 15 ratings points, it will cause the West Indies to lose 10 ratings points.

If the series is drawn, Bangladesh will benefit by gaining seven ratings points, while the West Indies will drop four ratings points.

Denesh Ramdin's men can only earn a maximum of one ratings point if they win both the Tests, while the visitors will drop two ratings points.

West Indies and Bangladesh are currently ranked eighth and 10th, respectively, on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table.

The West Indies, currently sitting on 74 ratings points, lead Bangladesh (21) by 53 ratings points.

The two sides meet in the first match of the Test series tomorrow at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent.

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