Chance for India to dislodge England from the No.1 position in ICC ODI rankings

West Indies can help the Virat Kohli led side's quest by winning their series over three lions.

India just won 4-1 in New Zealand | Getty

As per the latest rankings released by International Cricket Council, India has inched one point closer to England in the 50-overs format with their historic 4-1 ODI series win in New Zealand. 

Virat Kohli's men sit comfortably in the second position with 122 rating points at the moment, while Eoin Morgan's dominating team has four more at the top. 

But there is an outside chance that India can topple England from their longstanding position, provided a few results go there way. 

If West Indies can win their upcoming home one-day series versus the three lions, 3-2, they will help India reach the top of the pile with 122 points, ahead of England, who would then drop to 121 points. 

However, if tourists can reverse that series scoreline in the Caribbean, they would lose points but still stay on 123 points, one more than India. 

Among other possible series outcomes such as 4-1 win for West Indies, England would drop further to 120 points and stay in second place. If Windies clean sweep England, they'll drown to 118 points but still keep their second place in the table. 

India's next plays Australia in a five-match home ODI series which begins on March 2. This battle will be preceded by two T20Is on February 24 and February 27. 

England plays a five ODIs and three T20Is series against the West Indies. The one-day series kickstarts on February 20 at Kensington Oval in Barbados, that follows second ODI at the same venue on Feb 22. Before Grenada hosts third and fourth ODI on Feb 25 and Feb 27 respectively. The fifth and final match will be played in St. Lucia on March 2. 

(Inputs from ICC)


By Kashish Chadha - 05 Feb, 2019

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