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India currently have 115 rating points followed by South Africa (115), Australia (114) and Sri Lanka (110) © IANS

Nov 8, 2014

Virat Kohli’s boy’s back to back victories against Sri Lanka helped India to retain the number one position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings. India currently have 115 rating points followed by South Africa (115), Australia (114) and Sri Lanka (110). Interestingly all the top four ODI teams are having a busy schedule at this moment. India are currently playing Sri Lanka in a five match ODI series. Australia will also host South Africa for the same number ODIs. Which means the top three teams have a genuine chance to claim the number one position in near future.

Sri Lanka, the number fourth in the rankings will play England (number fifth team in the rankings) in a seven match ODI series next. Whereas Pakistan (Number sixth) will host New Zealand (Number Seventh) for a five ODIs. So more or less all the the top teams have chance to improve their rankings and boost their morals before next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup.