India become No 1 ODI Team in ICC rankings.India reclaim top spot in ICC ODI rankings after beating England by 7 wickets at Ranchi ODI.so this time India at top but he needs must win next game otherwise they lost their first spot in ICC latest team ranking.It was a historic day on Saturday at the brand new JSCA International Stadium. For the first time, India reached the top of ICC ODI rankings. India’s seven-wicket victory over England on January 19 gave them the number one position for the first time in the ICC ODI Championship table.
Historicallyin the past, India had reached second spot in ODI rankings. They had been on top of the summit in Tests but not in ODIs. India’s best position of number was achieved in July, 2009. However, they can climbed to number again in January 2012.
It was a double delight for MS Dhoni in his hometown – a comprehensive win & number rating.*India, who started the five-match ODI series against England, in number position, have now claimed the top spot one time they had held.
However, India, in order to hold onto the top spot, must win the next ODI in Mohali on January 23. In the event that they lose that game, then England will return on top of the table.
India become No 1 ODI Team in ICC rankings
England, who had started the series in top position have slipped to third while South Africa are second in the latest rankings updated by International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday night after the completion of South Africa-New Zealand ODI. South Africa lost to New Zealand by wicket.
India are currently with 119 rating points followed by South Africa with 118. England have 116.
If India lose in Mohali to England, they will drop rating points & will be with 117 while England will gain rating points & move to 120. But Dhoni-led side can get back to the top again in Dharamsala on January 27 by winning the fifth & final ODI, with which they will take the series as well.
ICC ODI Rankings (As on January 19, 2013)*(Read as position, country, rating points)
1. India 119
2. England 118
3. South Africa 116
4. Sri Lanka 111
5. Australia 111
6. Pakistan 107
7. West Indies 88
8. Bangladesh 78
9. New Zealand 76
10. Zimbabwe 50
11. Ireland 35
12. Netherlands 16
13. Kenya 11