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Shuffling of the pack is on the cards as Sri Lanka and Pakistan go head to head in a three-Test series in Galle on Wednesday.

In a tightly-packed middle of the Reliance ICC Test Championship, Pakistan trails third-ranked New Zealand by two points and is in sixth place (level on 97 points with India and England), while Sri Lanka is one point behind in seventh position.

If Pakistan wins all the three Tests, then it would vault into third place on 105 points, while a 2-1 win would also see Misbah-ul-Haq’s side move into third place on 101 points.

In contrast, Sri Lanka can also gain as many as eight points and move into third position on 104 points if it sweeps the series. Angelo Mathews’ side will rise to third on 100 points if it wins 2-1.

Reliance ICC Test Championship table (as on 15 June).

Rank   Team              Points

1          South Africa   130

2          Australia         111

3          New Zealand   99

4          India                97

5          England           97

6          Pakistan          97

7          Sri Lanka        96

8          West Indies     81

9          Bangladesh     41

10        Zimbabwe       5