Team India Retain Top Spot in ODI Rankings, Virat Kohli 2nd in Batting Chart

India are followed by Australia who have a chance to become number one if they win the next two ODIs against South Africa. Virat Kohli is 26 points behind AB de Villiers who has top spot for batsman in ODIs.

Updated: November 20, 2014 15:07 IST
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Team India celebrate a wicket during their 5-0 thrashing of Sri Lanka.


Dubai: India retained the number one spot in the latest ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released here. (India Consolidate No. 1 ODI Ranking With Series Whitewash vs Sri Lanka)

Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by 73 runs, George Bailey's charges have leapfrogged into second place on the ICC ODI Team Rankings and are just two points adrift of leader and 2011 World Cup champion India who have 117 points.

If Australia win the two remaining ODIs, they will move into first place on 117 points, edging out India by one-fifth of a ratings point. A Proteas victory on Friday and then on Sunday would see South Africa return to second place, a point adrift of India and Australia drop to third. (Read: India Reject Spicy Options for Aussie Tour)

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