India steered clear of Pakistan by 4 rating points as the Asian giants consolidated their 3rd spot in the latest ICC Rankings for men’s ODI teams.
India consolidate 3rd spot in ICC ODI Rankings after 3-0 series win in West Indies (AP Photo)
- India retained 3rd spot, improved rating points to 110
- Pakistan are at the 4th spot with 106 rating points
- India clean swept West Indies 3-0 in the Caribbean
India consolidated their third spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for men updated on Thursday, July 28 after completing a 3-0 series sweep of the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Despite missing their first-choice players, a Shikhar Dhawan-led side clinched a comprehensive victory. becoming the first batch of tourists to clean sweep the West Indies at their own backyard.
India were rewarded for their performance as they extended their lead over 4th-placed Pakistan by 4 points in the ICC Rankings. India are behind leaders in New Zealand and 2nd-placed England. West Indies, meanwhile, are languishing at the 9th spot in the ICC ODI Rankings after having lost 9 matches on the trot.
New Zealand sit alone at the top of the team ODI rankings with a rating of 128, while England (119) remain in second place despite their recent series loss to India and drawn series against South Africa.
India began the year with a crushing ODI series loss in South Africa but have been clinical ever since. The 119-run victory in the 3rd ODI against the West Indies in Port of Spain is also their 3rd straight series victory of the year.
India defeated West Indies at home, outclassed England in England before beating West Indies in West Indies with a second-string team. The Asian giants have won 8 of their last 9 matches in the 50-over format of the game.
Pakistan stay in the fourth place, with captain Babar Azam’s side currently taking on Sri Lanka in an enthralling two-match Test series away from home.
At the completion of the Test series, Pakistan will get their chance to make some ground on India and other countries sitting above them on the rankings, with a three-match series against the Dutch in the Netherlands next month.
India have their own three-game ODI series that will take place at a similar time, with a quick-fire tour of Zimbabwe during the middle of August.
ICC ODI TEAM RANKINGS (AS OF JULY 28)
1. New Zealand – 128 points
2. England – 119 points
3. India – 110 points
4. Pakistan – 106 points
5. Australia – 101 points
6. South Africa – 101 points
7. Bangladesh – 98 points
9. Sri Lanka – 92 points
9. West Indies – 69 points
10. Afghanistan – 69 points
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