Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
Fifties from Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja highlighted the Indian performance on day two as they went on to take a first innings lead of 164 against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in the tour game in St Kitts.
The Indian spinners shared eight wickets between them, spinning a web around the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI line-up and bowled them out for 180 runs in 62.5 overs on day one of the tour match in St Kitts.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been called up to the 13-man West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI squad which will face India in the second tour match in a three-day game that will be played in St Kitts between 14th and 16th July.
The West Indies Cricket Board selectors have picked Guyana skipper Leon Johnson to lead a 12-man WICB President’s XI squad which will face India in a two-day tour match in St Kitts on 9th and 10th July.
After beating West Indies in the final of the recently concluded tri-series, Australia have managed to retain their position at the top of the ICC One-Day International Team Rankings despite losing a point.