Pakistan could drop from fourth to sixth place in the ICC's ODI Championship if they lose to India at Eden Gardens on Saturday. If they are defeated, West Indies and England would move ahead of them in the table.

New Zealand's recent 3-0 drubbing of Bangladesh in the ODI series confirmed their third-place status behind Australia and Sri Lanka. But New Zealand could move up to second if they manage to win two of their three one-day internationals against Australia, which commence at the beginning of December.

In the ICC Test Championship, meanwhile, Australia's conquering of the so-called "final frontier" of India moved them 19 points clear of second-placed England, while stifling India's own chances of moving up from 105 points in the process. Like India, Pakistan have 105 points after victory in the second Test at Karachi helped to hold Sri Lanka to 1-1 in the series. But if the ratings are calculated to three decimal places, Pakistan just have the edge.

For details of the ICC ODI Championship visit the ODI cricket page of the ICC website.

For details of the ICC Test Championship visit the Test cricket page of the ICC website.