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ICC ODI Rankings: Chance for India to claim sole No 1 spot

October 05, 2014 19:02 IST
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MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

India have a chance to become the sole No 1 team, a position currently shared with South Africa, in the ICC ODI rankings if the hosts blank West Indies 5-0 in the series starting October 8 in Kochi.

If India win all five matches of the series, they will rise to 116 ratings point and grab sole position on top of the table, the ICC said in a statement.

A 4-1 win for India and 3-0 win for Australia against Pakistan in the UAE will put both the sides on 114 ratings points, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side will retain the No 1 position by a fraction of a point.

Kohli aima to reclaim No 1 spot

Virat Kohli

India's Virat Kohli. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

In the individual rankings, third-ranked Virat Kohli will be aiming to reclaim the No 1 spot in the ODI batsmen's list when he takes the field against the West Indies.

Kohli surged to the top of the table earlier this year but slipped after missing the series against Bangladesh. He now trails number-one ranked AB de Villiers by 24 ratings points.

The skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (sixth) and opener Shikhar Dhawan (seventh) are the other India batsman featuring inside the top 10.

For the West Indies, Darren Bravo (37th) is the high-ranked batsman, while Lendl Simmons is in 40th position. Both will be looking to gain ground on their nearest competitors when the action gets underway.

Jadeja has chance to climb all-rounders’ rankings

Ravindra Jadeja

India's Ravindra Jadeja (right) eats a strawberry as he sits with team-mate Gautam Gambhir during a training session. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

In the ICC Players Rankings for ODI Bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja is India's top ranked bowler in fifth spot, 13 points shy of England's James Anderson. In Sunil Narine's absence, 18th placed Kemar Roach is the West Indies top ranked bowler and he will be keen to progress up the leaderboard.

Jadeja also has a chance to climb the rankings for all-rounders as he currently sits in third place, five points off Sri Lanka's Mathews.

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