Historic low!

Wed, May 2, '18



LONDON, England (CMC) – West Indies have slumped to ninth in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, a historic low for the Caribbean side in the game's longest format.

In the rankings released by the ICC yesterday, the Windies lost five ratings points to tumble to 67 and are now only above minnows Zimbabwe who sit on two points, having played just 14 Tests inside the last five years.

Significantly, West Indies are also now eight points behind Bangladesh who picked up four points to move to 75 and take over eighth spot in the rankings.

The bad news for the Windies come on the heels of a wretched tour of New Zealand last December when they suffered a 2-0 whitewash.

They were crushed by an innings and 67 runs in the opening Test at Wellington and soundly beaten by 240 runs in the second contest in Hamilton, with both matches finishing inside four days.

West Indies beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in a two-match series last November but enjoyed no points gains from that success.