ICC ODI Rankings : India becomes no.1 in White ball cricket

Team India

After defeating New Zealand by 90 runs in the third ODI at Indore and sweeping the Kiwis 3-0 in the series, India became no.1 in the ICC ODI Rankings. In Hyderabad, the first game was won by the Men in Blue by 12 runs, and in Raipur, the second game India won by 8 wickets. After defeating Sri Lanka the previous week, this was India’s second straight clean sweep.

Following New Zealand’s defeat to India in the second ODI, England, who had previously held the top slot, is now in second place, while the Black Caps are in fourth. The third-placed team in the standings is Australia. India currently has 114 rating points, compared to 113 for England and 112 for Australia. New Zealand had 111 points after the rout. If England wins their next ODI series against South Africa by a score of 3-0, they will go back to the first spot.

In the third ODI against New Zealand, India won handily as Shubman Gill extended his dominance with another beautiful century and Rohit Sharma recorded his maiden ODI hundred in three years. Whereas Hardik Pandya also played a crucial role in the victory, both with the bat and the ball. Rohit Sharma scored his 30th ton of ODI’s in this match and now stands at no.3 in the world for most no. of centuries record in ODI’s of all time.

India now stands at top position in ICC Rankings in both ODI and T20i. Men in Blue will play a 3 match ODI series against Australia in March.