LAHORE: India have slipped to the third position in the latest ICC ODI rankings following their embarrassing 200-run loss to New Zealand in the first ODI of the tri-series in Dambulla on Tuesday. New Zealand have replaced India to grab the second position.
New Zealand are just one point ahead of India who stand at third spot with 116 points after their fourth biggest defeat by runs margin. The third team of the tri-series, Sri Lanka are at the sixth position. Australia remain on top with 132 points. South Africa (115) and England (113) are at fifth and sixth position.
However, Indian skipper MS Dhoni retains the No. 1 spot in the list of ODI batsmen rankings. South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Australia’s Mike Hussey are No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has been rested for the tri-series, is the only second Indian in the list of top-10 ODI batsmen.
India’s dashing opener Virender Sehwag sits on the 16th place, followed by compatriots Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh. Among the bowlers, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori is the World No. 1 in ODIs. Vettori skipped the tri-series to be with his wife for the birth of his second child.
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is at eleventh position. Bangladesh’s former skipper Shakib Al Hasan remains World No. 1 all-rounder with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Australia’s Shane Watson holding the second and third spots. Yuvraj Singh is the only Indian to feature in the list of top-10 all-rounders. He sits at No. 7 spot.