Dubai, Mar.2 (ANI): India will be ranked second in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship table if it wins its upcoming five-match series in New Zealand 5-0.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team currently lies in third position, some four ratings points behind second-placed Australia and five behind top team South Africa.
A clean sweep for India will put it ahead of Ricky Ponting's men by a fraction of a point but it would remain just behind the Proteas in what would be an extraordinarily tightly packed leader board with one ratings point separating the top three ODI teams in world cricket.
For its part, New Zealand can move up to third ahead of India if it wins the series 4-1 or better but it will drop as low as sixth if it suffers a 5-0 defeat. (ANI)