India consolidates its no.1 ranking in ICC ODI list

World champions India consolidated its top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi.

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

Sri Lanka retained their fourth position but slipped to 108 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 top spot. But to make that 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).

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