India Aim to Dislodge South Africa, Eye Top ODI Rankings With 3-0 Whitewash of Sri Lanka
New Delhi, Dec 9: Indian team has been in top form in the last few months and has brushed aside all the challenges with ease. Virat Kohli’s men go into their three-match One Day International series against Sri Lanka starting Sunday with the aim of blanking the opponent in all the matches and overtaking South Africa to take top position in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.
India are the top-ranked in Test cricket. They second in ODI rankings with 120, only one point behind South Africa and will go ahead if they win the first match in Dharamsala on Sunday.
India will reach 121 points and edge South Africa on decimal points if they take a 1-0 lead in the series but will have to also win the following two matches in Mohali and Visakhapatnam on 13 and 17 December if they want to keep the lead since Sri Lanka are eighth on the table with 83 points and the rankings system is weighted to reflect the difference in ranking points
India will slip to 119 points even with a 2-1 win in the ODI series, which follows a three-Test series between the two sides, which India won 1-0.
On the other hand, eighth-ranked Sri Lanka will remain on 83 points even with a 3-0 loss but can go up to 87 points with a 3-0 series win.