ICC ODI Rankings: India retain 2nd spot after clean sweep over Zimbabwe

Dubai, July 16: India have retained their 2nd position in the latest ICC ODI Rankings which were released today.

Following its 3-0 series victory over Zimbabwe, India has maintained its second place ranking and still remains 14 points adrift of Australia who leads the field on 129 points, ICC said in a media release on Thursday.

Indian players pose with the trophy after winning 3-0 against Zimbabwe

Meanwhile, Bangladesh continued their recent fine run of home form in ODI cricket with an inaugural home series victory over South Africa 2-1 on Wednesday (July 15) to make it four successive home series victories.

The 2-1 triumph helped cement their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification, as well as its seventh place position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, and it has also closed the gap on sixth-placed England to two points, while the Proteas remain in fourth place but have dropped three rankings points to 109.

ICC ODI Championship table (as on 16 July, after 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka-Pakistan and following Bangladesh-South Africa and Zimbabwe-India series)

(Read as Rank, Team, Points)

1. Australia (129)

2. India (115)

3. New Zealand (112)

4. South Africa (109)

5. Sri Lanka (105)

6. England (98)

7. Bangladesh (96)

8. West Indies (88)

9. Pakistan (88)

10. Ireland (50)

11. Zimbabwe (43)

12. Afghanistan (41)

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