Australia, South Africa Face Off With Eye on India's No. 1 ODI Rank

South Africa are behind India by a point while Australia - placed third - are also a point behind in what is an engrossing battle for supremacy in ICC ODI rankings.

Updated: November 12, 2014 17:39 IST
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The five-match ODI series between Australia and South Africa will have an impact on the top-three teams in ICC ODI rankings.


Dubai: Australia and South Africa will be challenging India’s No.1 spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) team rankings when they go head-to-head in a five-match series in Perth on Friday.

India had jumped to the top spot after they won the second match of the five-game series against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad. And after securing an unassailable 3-0 lead, they are ahead of second-ranked South Africa by one point with Australia one more point behind in the third spot. (India deserves No. 1 ODI rank, says Ganguly)

With the final two ODIs to be played in Kolkata and Ranchi Thursday and Sunday, the reigning World Champions can finish as high as at 117 points (if they win the remaining two ODIs) and as low as 114 if Sri Lanka emerge victorious in both matches.

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