Transitional world order

The West Indies (No. 7) never really managed it and have struggled for close to two decades now -- from 43 wins from 82 Tests in the 80s, they have 24 in 134 since 2000. With the retirement of Vaas and Muralitharan, Sri Lanka (No. 6) too are feeling the heat, winning just four of 22 Tests in the last two years.

(Shamik is a senior correspondent based in Kolkata)

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