11 January 2011
Teams turn attention to ODIs and ICC CWC 2011
With some enthralling Test cricket now behind them, four of the top five ODI teams now turn their focus to the shorter format of the game
India will be hoping to begin the run-in to the Cricket World Cup with a positive showing.
The Test series proved to be a fascinating stalemate but South Africa and India will both be hoping to begin the run-in to the Cricket World Cup with a positive showing and the first opportunity comes tomorrow in Durban.
It may have slipped down the Test ladder after a disappointing Ashes series but Australia is still the top ODI in the world at present and will be keen to keep it that way as it goes head to head in a seven-match series against England.
Depending on how results pan out, any one of those four teams could go into the ICC Cricket World Cup, which starts on 19 February, in first place making this one of the most open and difficult to predict Cricket World Cups in history. Indeed, fifth-placed Sri Lanka could also get there although pre-event fixtures have not yet been confirmed.
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