India remain No 2 in ODI rankings


Dubai: The Indian team has retained its second position in the One-day Internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded ICC Cricket World Cup.

With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit.

India are followed by South Africa (112), Sri Lanka (108), New Zealand (107, England (101), Pakistan (95).

Pakistan, however, are in danger of losing their seventh place ranking if they lose 0-3 to Bangladesh in the upcoming thee-match ODI series, starting in Mirpur on Friday.

But they have a chance to reduce England’s six point advantage by one if they win the series 3-0, while a 2-1 victory would see Azhar Ali’s team remain on 95 points.

Meanwhile, three Indian batsmen — Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni — figure in the top-10 table for ODI batsmen.

While Kohli continues to be the highest ranked Indian batsmen at number four position, Dhawan is at No.6 followed by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the eighth spot in the chart, which is still headed by South Africa’s A B de Villiers.

Unfortunately, none of the Indians could earn a place in the top-10 bowlers’ list, which has Australia’s Mitchell Starc at the top.

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