England Will Win A $175,000 Jackpot For Topping The Apple Test Rankings


DUBAI: England will win a $175,000 jackpot for topping the apple Test rankings if they win the alternation adjoin Pakistan or lose by a distinct match, the International Candid Council (ICC) appear on Monday.

The anniversary accolade is presented to the ancillary that finishes at the arch of the ICC Test championship table on April 1.

England, who rose to apple cardinal one in ICC Test rankings by assault India 4-0 in August aftermost year, face Pakistan in a three bout alternation in Dubai from Tuesday.

"England will accept a adventitious to win the $175,000 jackpot for topping the ICC Test championship table back it goes head-to-head with Pakistan in a three-Test series," the ICC said.

They will alone lose the jackpot if Pakistan exhausted them either 2-0 or 3-0, with apple cardinal two ancillary South Africa assertive to benefit.

South Africa appointment New Zealand for a three-Test alternation amid March 7 to 27 and can still snatch the jackpot from England should their rivals lose by added than one Test and they win on their tour.

"In case of a 1-0 or 2-1 alternation loss, England will accomplishment on 120 ratings points, one advanced of South Africa (assuming it wins 3-0 adjoin New Zealand)," the ICC explained.

"The ancillary that finishes additional in the Reliance ICC Test Championship table on the 1 April absolute date will accept $75,000."

England captain Andrew Strauss said his aggregation had not anticipation about the jackpot.

"We haven't anticipation about that, those array of things if you alpha to anticipate about that you are afloat to alarming terrority," said Strauss.

Meanwhile, Australian opener David Warner has fabricated a big move in the ICC amateur rankings for Test batsmen, which were adapted afterwards the Perth Test.

The 25-year-old, man of the bout afterwards hitting the joint-fourth fastest aeon in Test candid history, jumped 35 places to 34th position.

Australia exhausted India by an innings and 37 runs central three canicule to advance the four-match alternation 3-0.

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