India Puts Number One ODI Ranking On The Line

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Indian fans will be cheering their side on as they try to stay ahead of Australia in the rankings
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India need to win two matches in their seven-match One-Day International series against Australi to retain top spot in the ICC ODI rankings.

With Australia being second in the table, there is plenty to play for during the series which runs from 13th October to 2nd November.

India lead the current table with 123 points and Australia, who have 115 points, need to win six matches if they are to replace India at the top of the table.

A 6-1 series win for the toursts is the minimum requirement for them to return to the position they last occupied in July 2012.

Subsequently, England and then India have taken over top spot with India moving ahead of England following the Champions Trophy success and victory in a tri-series in the Caribbean.

ICC ODI Rankings Table

India 123 points
Australia 115 points
England 111 points
Sri Lanka 111 points
South Africa 105 points
Pakistan 101 points
New Zealand 89 points
West Indies 89 points
Bangladesh 76 points
Zimbabwe 55 points
Ireland 38 points
Netherlands 13 points
Kenya 10 points

Fixtures & Results

10th October: T20I, Rajkot
IND 202-4 beat AUS 201-7 by 6 wickets
13th October: 1st ODI, Pune
AUS 304-8 beat IND 232 by 72 runs
16th October: 2nd ODI, Jaipur
IND 362-1 beat AUS 359-5 by 9 wickets
19th October: 3rd ODI, Mohali
AUS 304-6 beat IND 303-9 by 4 wickets
23rd October: 4th ODI, Ranchi
AUS 295-8 v IND 27-0 - match abandoned, rain
26th October: 5th ODI, Cuttack
Match abandoned - waterlogged pitch
30th October: 6th ODI, Nagpur
IND 351-4 beat AUS 350-5 by 6 wickets