India pips Pakistan in ODI rankings

Dubai, July 13 (FN Agency) India have overtaken arch-rival Pakistan in the latest ICC One-Day Internationals (ODI) team rankings after their emphatic victory in the first game of their three-match series against England at The Oval. As per the latest ICC rankings released on Wednesday, India moved to third in the ODI team chart after their comprehensive 10-wicket win over England on Tuesday. Before the game, India were placed fourth with 105 points but the win propelled them to 108 rating points, leaving Pakistan behind at 106. New Zealand continue to be on top of the table with 126 rating points followed by reigning world champions England on second with 122.

Pakistan had pipped India to the No.4 spot in the rankings last month after a clean sweep over West Indies and climbed to third after Australia fell off after their series loss to Sri Lanka. However, their stay at No.3 has been cut to short, with India claiming the spot.India could stretch their lead even further before Pakistan play ODIs next, with the two remaining ODIs against England and the three-match series against West Indies later this month.Pakistan’s next ODI assignment is in Rotterdam against the Netherlands next month, with Babar Azam’s team scheduled to play three 50-over matches during a five-day period.