In the latest ICC ODI Rankings India has moved a spot up to number three position, which is being headed by world champions Australia.
South Africa weren’t able to perform as well as they would have liked to in the recently concluded triangular series played in the Caribbean islands against Australia and West Indies. So their rating points have reduced by 2 points and have now moved to the fourth place in ODI rankings.
With 110 rating points in its kitty, India are placed below Australia (123 Points) and second-placed New Zealand (113 Points). Both India and South Africa are on 110 rating points, but India is ahead in terms of decimal fraction. The team led by MS Dhoni, whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 earlier this month and that has helped them move up the rankings.
Australia have retained its number-one ranking following the tri-nation series win in the Caribbean. Although they suffer a loss of 1 rating point but still, they have a margin of 10 points from the second best position that is held by New Zealand.
The biggest gainer from the tri-series is the West Indies. After beating the world champions Australia once and South Africa twice, West Indies have gained 7 points and are now ahead of 9th place Pakista
Sri Lanka and England, which are in the midst of their ODI series, have also swapped places after three matches with England moving ahead of Sri Lanka.
ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen, India’s Virat Kohli is placed second while Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan occupy the sixth and eighth positions respectively. South Africa’s AB de Villiers has continued to lead the ODI batsmen chart while his countryman Hashim Amla is placed at third position.
Meanwhile, Top 10 ICC ODI bowlers list doesn’t have any Indian in it. West Indian spinner Sunil Narine leads the list with 769 points and is 28 points ahead of New Zealand’s Trent Boult. Followed by Shakib Al Hasan, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Starc. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest ranked India in the 11th spot.
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