Can you solve the no 2 ranking conundrum?

India
March 19, 2013 10:00am CST
So, it's all happening in Cricket. Rest assure, SA is going to be at the top of the ladder at the end of this month and will be taking away the heavy money rewarded by icc. But the second position is quite interesting. Australia, India and England can reach there. If England loses their last match and India win in Delhi than India may reach second position. While if England are able to win or draw their last match, they will retain second position. Australia on the other hand, if defeat India and England loses to new zealand can send them back to no 2.
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@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
19 Mar 13
To be fair these rankings does not have too much of importance as points given to victories are same, home or away does not matter.So if a team is playing at home from long time their chances of going up in the ranking increases a lot.In current scenario SA and Eng are ahead of other teams as they have performed well at home and in tours,so by that logic Eng deserves no 1 spot more than India and Australia.I think Eng will remain no 2 ,while India will take 3rd position from Aussies.
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• India
20 Mar 13
For me rankings do matter in Test matches. When you are no 1, you have the desire and passion to keep your no 1 status intact and this can help the team to come out of pathetic situation and win. It can bring the best out of the team.
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• India
20 Mar 13
Yes but if ICC changes the point system and start awarding more points to overseas victories than home victories,that will be greater encouragement overall.
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• India
20 Mar 13
How do you know that these things are not taken into account. Test rankings of a team is also taken into account. If a higher rank team wins against lower rank team than points increases only a bit and if a lower rank team defeats higher rank team than their point increases by a great bit.
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• India
20 Mar 13
Will be good to see India at number 2 position now. India can beat Australia in 4th test, but what is England also Win in their upcoming match? How the second position will be decided?
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• India
20 Mar 13
If England draws or wins, they will remain no 2 but if they lose and India wins than India can come to no 2. But it would be hard for NZ to beat England. Also, India is going to be no 3 sooner or later. If India is not able to win the last match, India would still be no 3 by the end of September because I don't see Australia winning the Ashes.
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@ptrikha_2 (11155)
• India
25 Mar 13
With India winning the Delhi test match against Australia, they seem destined towards reaching the second spot. I did read Hindustan Times of today and it did not mention such calculations. May be , there will be some articles elsewhere on the Net or on the newspapers.
• India
25 Mar 13
This can only happen if England loses to NZ in the third and final test match. Than both India and England will be at 112 points with India ahead in decimal point. Tomorrow if NZ have to take remaining 6 wickets in 90 overs to win the test match. You can do calculation on Reliance ICC test ranking site.