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India have to beat New Zealand in ODI series to ensure top spot in ICC Rankings

India had a remarkable run in the ODIs in 2013 which also included the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 title © Getty Images
India had a remarkable run in the ODIs in 2013 which also included the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 title © Getty Images

 

Dubai: Jan 9, 2014

 

India will have to beat New Zealand in the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series to retain their top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings as Australia and England have a chance to topple Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men from the perch.

 

Australia are currently ranked second with 114 ratings points, six ratings behind No 1-ranked India, while England are ranked third on 111 ratings points.

 

Australia was last ranked No 1 in July 2012, only to be overtaken by England who held the top position till December 2012.

 

Australia and England’s rise to the top position however, is dependent on how India fare in their five-match series against host New Zealand, which begins on January 19 in Napier.

 

For both England and Australia to go top, they would not just need wins themselves but also hope that New Zealand gets the better of India.

 

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian in the batsmen’s rankings at the second spot with Shikhar Dhawan being the next best-placed Indian at 10th.

 

In the bowlers’ list, Ravindra Jadeja is the highest-ranked Indian at sixth followed by Ravichandran Ashwin at the 16th position after going up a rung. Jadeja is also the best among the Indians in the all-rounders’ list at the fifth spot.

 

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