4) India to retain number one ranking?
Even though India have secured the series they are not expected to rest on their laurels. That much was reaffirmed by Ajinkya Rahane, stated that they wanted to dominate the Windies. Moreover, the match holds significance, due to the precarious nature of the test match rankings.
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Australia have conceded the No. 1 Test ranking to India after losing all three Tests on their tour of Sri Lanka. India’s joy however, could be short-lived as Pakistan are hot on their heels. Pakistan are currently second in the test match rankings with 111 points, just one behind India.
Should India fail to win, they will be dethroned by Pakistan as the new number one. Surrendering the ranking is bad enough. That too to your fiercest rivals? Expect India to come out all guns blazing.