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ICC ODI rankings: Team India's No.1 position at stake against NZ

Last updated on: January 09, 2014 14:52 IST

ICC ODI rankings: Team India's No.1 position at stake against NZ

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For England and Australia to take the No 1 ODI ranking, they will not just need to win themselves, but also hope that New Zealand gets the better of India in the upcoming series.

India will have to beat New Zealand in the upcoming ODI series to retain the top spot in the 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 is ranked third with 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.


Image: The Indian team celebrates a wicket
Photographs: BCCI

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Australia and England can both topple India

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

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


Image: The Australian team celebrates a wicket
Photographs: BCCI

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Kohli remains in second spot

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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian in the batsmen's rankings at No 2, with Shikhar Dhawan the next best-placed at 10. 

In the bowlers' list, Ravindra Jadeja is the highest-ranked Indian at No 6, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin at the 16 after going up a rung.

Jadeja is also the best among the Indians in the all-rounders' list at no 5.


Image: Virat Kohli
Photographs: BCCI

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