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Australia regains number-one ODI ranking

George Bailey’s side had started the series in third position on 114 ratings points and has finished on equal points with India on 117

Australia regains number-one ODI ranking - Cricket News
The Australia team pose with the trophy as they celebrate a 4-1 ODI series win against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Four-time world champion Australia has returned to the top of the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after defeating South Africa 4-1 in the five-match ODI series, which concluded in Sydney on Sunday.
George Bailey’s side had started the series in third position on 114 ratings points and has finished on equal points with India on 117 ratings points. However, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, Australia is just 0.2 clear of India and five ratings points clear of South Africa, which has dropped one place to third.
South Africa had moved ahead of Australia last month, following its 2-0 victory over New Zealand.
Australia, who has enjoyed a total of 498 weeks at the top pedestal since the current rankings system was introduced in October 2002, will now participate in a triangular series, also featuring world champion India and England. This series will start in Melbourne on 16 January and will conclude in Perth on 1 February.
With just one ranking point separating them, fourth placed Sri Lanka hosts fifth placed England in a seven-ODI series which starts in Colombo on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bangladesh are currently facing Zimbabwe in a five-match ODI series.
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:
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe
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 23 November, after the conclusion of series between Australia and South Africa, and first ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe)
1          Australia         117     
2          India                117     
3          South Africa   112     
4          Sri Lanka        108     
5          England          107     
6          Pakistan           98       
7          New Zealand   96       
8          West Indies     96       
9          Bangladesh     71      
10        Zimbabwe       56       
11        Afghanistan    42       
12        Ireland            33
Developed by David Kendix
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