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Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be aiming to move upwards in the ICC Test Championship table when they go head to head in a three-Test series which starts at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

After achieving the No.1 spot in Test cricket, England coach Andy Flower has now set World Cup as a new target for his team.

England head into the third Test against India at Edgbaston here on Wednesday knowing another victory will give then both an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the four-match series and see them replace their opponents at the top of the ICC's Test Championship table.

Indian cricket fans in Nottingham feel let down by their team's performance in the second Test at Trent Bridge. On Monday evening, fans gathered outside the team hotel and didn't hold back the tough talk.

After having taken 14 wickets and scoring 182 runs in the ongoing Test series against India, England all-rounder Stuart Broad believes his team is hungry enough to be the best team in the world.

Rahul Dravid, one of the few Indian batsmen who have succeeded in the ongoing series against England, has risen to 11th place in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

England's Jonathan Trott and James Anderson have risen to second place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings respectively after their side's 196-run win over India at Lord's. Trott has climbed two places, above India's Sachin Tendulkar and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, to second spot in the batting rankings, after innings of 70 and 22 during the 2000th Test in history, which was also the opening game of a four-match series. Anderson's seven-wicket haul in the match, including his 11th five-wicket Test return of five for 65 in the second innings, saw him overtake team-mate Graeme Swann in the bowling rankings. Meanwhile, England fast bowler Chris Tremlett went into ninth place on the back of his four wickets at Lord's.

England must beat India by at least two clear matches in the forthcoming series to be ranked as the world's top Test team.

Leading the points table, India now have 126 points while the seventh-placed West Indies (88) have gained two rating points despite losing the three-match series which concluded on Sunday.