16 November 201421:21

India consolidates its number-one ODI ranking

India had started the series in the number-three position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points

India consolidates its number-one ODI ranking - Cricket News

An unbeaten century from Virat Kohli gives India a 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka.

World champion India has consolidated its number-one ranking on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday.

India had started the series in the number-three position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points – two ratings points clear of South Africa, which is involved in a five-ODI series against Australia.

In contrast, Sri Lanka has retained its fourth position but slipped to 108 ratings after conceding three ratings points. It now hosts England in a seven-ODI series, leading Alastair Cook’s side by one ratings point.

However, with the Australia-South Africa series locked at one-all, both sides have an opportunity to regain the number-one ranking.

But to make this happen, either side will have to win the remaining three matches. If Australia wins the series 4-1, then it will move ahead of India by a fraction of a point (0.2 ratings points). South Africa will end on 118 ratings points and Australia on 111 ratings points if the series result is reversed.

To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the rankings table, please click here. The ODI and T20I rankings tables, unlike the Test ranking table, is updated after each match.

Forthcoming ODIs:

Australia v South Africa
19 Nov – Third ODI, Canberra
21 Nov – Fourth ODI, Melbourne
23 Nov – Fifth ODI, Sydney

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
21 Nov – First ODI, Chittagong
23 Nov – Second ODI, Chittagong
26 Nov – Third ODI, Mirpur
28 Nov – Fourth ODI, Mirpur
1 Dec – Fifth ODI, Mirpur

Sri Lanka v England
26 Nov – First ODI, Colombo
29 Nov – Second ODI, Colombo
3 Dec – Third ODI, Hambantota
7 Dec – Fourth ODI, Colombo
10 Dec – Fifth ODI, Pallekele
13 Dec – Sixth ODI, Pallekele
16 Dec – Seventh ODI, Colombo

Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 16 November, after the conclusion of series between India and Sri Lanka, and second ODI between Australia and South Africa)

1 India 117
2 South Africa 115
3 Australia 114
4 Sri Lanka 108
5 England 107
6 Pakistan 98
7 New Zealand 96
8 West Indies 96
9 Bangladesh 69
10 Zimbabwe 58
11 Afghanistan 42
12 Ireland 33

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