India jumps to No.2 in ODI rankings after a thumping win in Kolkata

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India’s victory over Australia in the 2nd ODI at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata has helped the side rise to the No.2 spot in the ICC ODI rankings. Before the game, the Virat Kohli-led side had 117 rating points and was behind the Australian team. But a victory by 50 runs has aided the home side push the visitors to the 3rd spot.

India is now having 119 rating points and is just slightly behind the top-ranked South Africa by decimal points. With 5,599 points in their account from 47 matches, India’s rating is 119.13 (precisely 119.12766) whereas South Africa, with 5,957 points from 50 matches stay at the top with 119.14 ratings. Australia’s rating decreased by 2 points and now stand with 115 to lie at the 3rd slot.

With 3 more games to go in the series, India has a chance to make its way at the top by displacing the Proteas. If India wins the series 5-0, it will move to 122 rating points while a 4-1 victory would take it to 120. In both the cases, India would end up at the top.

But in the case of a 3-2 victory, the tally would move to 118 ratings and the second spot will be retained. If Australia makes a comeback and wins all the 3 remaining ODIs, the Steve Smith-led unit will regain its 2nd spot with 118 rating while the home side would finish with 116 and the 3rd rank.

ICC ODI Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 South Africa 50 5957 119
2 India 47 5599 119
3 Australia 49 5640 115
4 England 51 5773 113
5 New Zealand 46 5123 111
6 Pakistan 41 3885 95
7 Bangladesh 31 2905 94
8 Sri Lanka 59 5088 86
9 West Indies 37 2887 78
10 Afghanistan 30 1618 54

-Rankings as of September 21 after the 2nd ODI between India and Australia

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