Top Spot in ODI Rankings Mean Nothing in World Cup, Feel Aussies

George Bailey feels Australia's number 1 ranking in ODIs would have no bearing in the cricket World Cup next year and that all teams will start on level terms.

updated: October 13, 2014 08:24 IST
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Gerorge Bailey says it feels good to be ranked as the number one ODI side but the Australian team will have to play good cricket for a successful World Cup campaign.


Abu Dhabi: Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February.

Australia claimed a nail-biting one-run victory in the 50th and final over on Sunday to take the third one-dayer against Pakistan and complete a 3-0 cleansweep.

They won the first match in Sharjah by 93 runs and the second by five wickets in Dubai and are now back in the world number one spot having dislodged India.

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