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Opportunity for both India and Sri Lanka to claim number-one ODI ranking

If India win the series 5-0 or 4-1, it will replace South Africa from the top of the table.

Opportunity for both India and Sri Lanka to claim number-one ODI ranking - Cricket News
Virat Kohli has a chance to replace AB de Villers as the top-ranked batsman in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen.
Virat Kohli has number-one ranked AB de Villiers within his sights
 
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India and Sri Lanka go head to head in a five-ODI series in Cuttack on Sunday eyeing the number-one position on theReliance ICC ODI Team Rankings.
 
India currently sits in third position behind South Africa and Australia, and leads fourth-ranked Sri Lanka by two ratings points. However, if the home side wins the series by 4-1 or better, then it will jump to the top of the leaderboard.
 
A 4-1 series win will put India at par with South Africa on 115 ratings points, but when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then it will be ranked number-one. A 5-0 sweep will mean India will take a two-point lead over South Africa.
 
In contrast, the task for Sri Lanka is more challenging. For it to achieve the number-one position, it will have to win all the five matches. In this scenario, Sri Lanka will join South Africa on 115 ratings points but will be ranked number-one by a fraction of a point.
 
If the visitors win the series by 4-1, then it will swap places with the reigning world champion.
 
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.
 
Meanwhile, India’s captain for the first three ODIs, Virat Kohli, will be aiming to regain the number-one ranking in the forthcoming series. The 25-year-old batsman is currently sitting in third position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and trails number-one ranked AB de Villiers of South Africa by 30 ratings points.
 
Sri Lanka’s former captain Kumar Sangakkara is his side’s highest-ranked batsman in fifth position and has Australia’s fourth-ranked George Bailey firmly within his sights.
 


Rival openers Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka and India’s Shikhar Dhawan are in seventh and ninth positions, respectively and will be aiming for upward movements.
 
In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers, India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in sixth position is the highest-ranked bowler from either side. He trails fourth-ranked James Anderson of England by 30 ratings points.
 
Bowlers outside the top 10 and aiming to head in the right direction include Ravichandaran Ashwin (18th), Angelo Mathews (25th), Nuwan Kulasekara (43rd) and Thisara Perera (50th).
 
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews will be targeting the number-one position on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI All-rounders. The 27-year-old is enjoying his career-high rating of 387 and is 24 ratings points behind Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez who is in first place.
 
Series schedule:
2 Nov – 1st ODI, Cuttack
6 Nov – 2nd ODI, Ahmedabad
9 Nov – 3rd ODI, Hyderabad
13 Nov – 4th ODI, Kolkata
16 Nov – 5th ODI, Ranchi
 
Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 1 November, before the start of India-SL ODI series)
 
1.      South Africa   115
2.      Australia          114
3.      India                113
4.      Sri Lanka         111
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
 
Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 28 October, after New Zealand-South Africa series):
 
Batsmen
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
   1           AB de Villiers        SA           883         51.02     885 v SL at Hambantota 2014
   2           Hashim Amla       SA           855         54.43     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012
   3           Virat Kohli            Ind          853         51.57     886 v Ban at Fatullah 2014
   4           George Bailey       Aus         802         46.61     867 v SA at Harare 2014
   5           K. Sangakkara     SL           800         40.13     853 v Afg at Mirpur 2014
   6           MS Dhoni              Ind          757         52.85     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009
   7=        T. Dilshan              SL           739         37.99     767 v Pak at Sharjah 2013
                Quinton de Kock SA           739*      45.00     747 v Zim at Harare 2014
   9           Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          722         41.97     747 v WI at Kochi 2014
  10         Ross Taylor          NZ          702         40.07     713 v Ind at Wellington 2014

Selected Rankings
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
  14         Angelo Mathews  SL           651         38.13     652 v Pak at Hambantota 2014
  15         Suresh Raina        Ind          650         35.91     669 v Eng at Dharamsala 2013
  34         M. Jayawardene  SL           589         33.06     738 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2001
  45         Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          538         34.48     552 v WI at Kochi 2014
  59         Ajinkya Rahane  Ind          514*!    28.37     514 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
  76         Kusal Perera         SL           480*      26.28     487 v SA at Hambantota 2014
  79         Upul Tharanga     SL           468         32.55     663 v NZ at Napier 2006
 87         Ambati Rayudu   Ind          437*!    39.54     437 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
  95=       Thisara Perera      SL           424!       18.73     424 v Pak at Dambulla 2014
                Ashan Priyanjan  SL           424*      27.64     436 v Pak at Hambantota 2014

Bowlers
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
   1           Saeed Ajmal         Pak         770         22.18     810 v SA at Centurion 2013
   2           Sunil Narine          WI          753         26.49     791 v SL at Jamaica 2013
   3           Dale Steyn            SA           715         25.52     746 v Ind at Durban 2013
   4           James Anderson  Eng         690         29.10     719 v SA at The Oval 2013
   5           Mitchell Johnson Aus         680         25.68     724 v Ban at Darwin 2008
   6           Ravindra Jadeja  Ind          660         32.06     738 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
   7           B. Kumar              Ind          657!       36.59     657 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
   8           M. Hafeez             Pak         647        35.01     769 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
   9=        Steven Finn           Eng         640         28.41     755 v NZ at Auckland 2013
                Clint McKay         Aus         640         24.37     709 v Eng at Cardiff 2013

Selected Rankings
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points    Ave         HS Rating
  18         R. Ashwin              Ind          619         32.41     691 v SL at Hambantota 2012
  25         Angelo Mathews  SL           595         35.66     649 v Ind at Trinidad 2013
  43         N. Kulasekara      SL           527         33.76     727 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
  50         Thisara Perera      SL           493         26.46     610 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  69         T. Dilshan              SL           427         46.78     497 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
  71         Ishant Sharma     Ind          425         31.44     594 v Aus at Nagpur 2009
  74         Umesh Yadav      Ind          419!       41.08     419 v WI at Dharamsala 2014
  86         Suresh Raina        Ind          382*      48.20     393 v Eng at Headingley 2014
 
All-rounders
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points    HS Rating
   1           M. Hafeez             Pak         411        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013
   2           Angelo Mathews    SL           387!       387 v Pak at Dambulla 2014
   3           Shakib Al Hasan    Ban        361        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009
   4           Ravindra Jadeja     Ind          355        378 v Eng at Edgbaston 2013
   5           T. Dilshan             SL           316        373 v NZ at Hambantota 2013

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after a minimum of 40 started innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has conceded 1,500 runs.
 
!indicates career-highest rating
 
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