India retains No.2 in ODI rankings despite loss to South Africa


Despite losing the five-match series 2-3 to South Africa, India stayed put at No.2 in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) team rankings released on Monday.

Reigning World champions Australia continued to lead the table with 123 points while India are second with 114. The Proteas are third with 112 points.

There was no movement either in the top-10 ODI batsmen rankings as South Africa’s AB de Villiers still occupied the No.1 spot with India Test captain Virat Kohli closely following in second position.

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India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan occupied sixth and seventh positions respectively.

Sunil Narine of the West Indies is the top-ranked ODI bowler and is followed by Mitchell Starc of Australia. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the highest ranked Indian bowler at 10th spot.

ICC ODI team rankings:
1. Australia 127 points
2. India 114
3. South Africa 112
4. New Zealand 109
5. Sri Lanka 105
6. England 100
7. Bangladesh 96
8. Pakistan 88
9. West Indies 86
10. Zimbabwe 46

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ICC ODI batsmen rankings:
1. AB de Villiers (SA) 900 points
2. Virat Kohli (Ind) 804
3. Kane Williamson (NZ) 788
4. Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 780
5. Hashim Amla (SA) 776
6. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind) 741
7. Shikhar Dhawan (Ind) 730
8. Ross Taylor (NZ) 728
9. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) 717
10. Faf du Plessis (SA) 715

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ICC ODI bowler rankings:
1. Sunil Narine (WI) 734 points
2. Mitchell Starc (Aus) 713
3. Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) 706
4. Trent Boult (NZ) 705
5. Imran Tahir (SA) 688
6. Dale Steyn (SA) 682
7. Mitchell Johnson (Aus) 672
8. Morne Morkel (SA) 666
9. Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 655
10. Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind) 640



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