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Virat Kohli & Boys Sit Atop ICC ODI Rankings After Historic Win

The 4-1 lead in the six-game ODI series against South Africa has ensured that India cemented its position at the top of the latest ICC ODI Rankings for teams. Interestingly, Afghanistan rose to 10th after a string of quality performances in recent times.

Cricketnext Staff |February 14, 2018, 1:09 PM IST
Virat Kohli & Boys Sit Atop ICC ODI Rankings After Historic Win

Dubai: The 4-1 lead in the six-game ODI series against South Africa has ensured that India cemented its position at the top of the latest ICC ODI Rankings for teams. Interestingly, Afghanistan rose to 10th after a string of quality performances in recent times.

India came into the series needing to win the series 4-2 to claim the top spot and the 4-1 lead ensured that even if the Proteas win the final game, Virat Kohli and boys will remain at the top. “Even if South Africa win the sixth and final ODI on Friday in Centurion, India will remain No.1 on 121 points, while South Africa will end on 119 points,” ICC said in a statement.

Afghanistan though have to win the series against Zimbabwe if they have to remain in the top-10. This position was a result of the points accumulated after their win over Zimbabwe in the third ODI in Sharjah.

India had entered the six-match series in second position on 119 points, two points behind leaders South Africa. After taking a 4-1 lead, India have moved to 122 points, while South Africa have dropped to 118 points. If India win the series 5-1, they will finish on 123 points, while South Africa will end on 117 points.

This is the first time since October 2017 and fifth overall that India have finished on top of the ODI rankings following the conclusion of a series since rising to No.1 for the first time in January 2013.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 New Zealand 3449 105
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 England 4593 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7748 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10645 260
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