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India, Africa equally rating in ICC ODI Ranking Table 2014


Sunil Saini

2015-01-17

The world biggest cricket tournament, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is approaching closer. All the participants are preparing their best to win the next upcoming trophy which is going to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand jointly. Just five months before the WC'15, three-match One-Day International (ODI) series is taking place between Australia and Pakistan which is hosted by Pakistan. On the hand, a five match ODI series is faced off in India between West Indies and India on Wednesday.



All the match of these series are very crucial as it will help to improve in the ICC ODI cricket ranking 2014. Currently, the ranking table is:

Australia
Four times winner of the ICC WC, Australia is leading the ICC ODI ranking table at the top, rating at 114 with 4902 points. It has played six final matches of WC which is highest in number. Currently, 2007 Cricket World Cup winner had whitewashed Pakistan in Abu Dhabi by 3-0 series which is third cleansweep against Pakistan.  

South Africa
South Africa is standing on the second position at the ranking table, rating at 113 with 4868 points. Africa has recently won the triangular series which has boosted the confidence of the Africans, and they will try to carry out this magnificent performance in the upcoming World Cup series.  

India
Both South Africa and India is rating at 113 but Indian cricket team lead by wicket keeper, Batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is at third position in the ranking table of ICC with 6889 points. A winner of the cricket World Cup in 2011, always known for its good batting side but with the help of the Indian Premier League, its fielding and bowling side has also improved to a great extent.  

Sri Lanka
2011 cricket World Cup runner-up, Sri Lanka will wish to winner the WC'15 and lead the ranking table. Currently, the team is at the 4th position below India, rating at 111 with 7254 points.     

England
Three times played in the cricket world cup final, England is still trying and hoping to win the WC'15.
The teams is lagging behind in the ICC ODI ranking table at number 5. The English team is rating at 107 with 4804 points.

Pakistan
Once the winner of the ICC cricket World Cup in 1992, Pakistan is struggling to improve their rank in the ICC ODI ranking table. With the cleansweeped by Australia Abu Dhabi by 3-0, the team is ranked at number 6, rating at 99 with 5059 points.
 
New Zealand
The New Zealand team has not yet appeared even once in the ICC cricket World Cup final. The team is standing at number 7 in the ICC ODI cricket ranking table. The team is rating at 98 with 3031 points.

West Indies
At the ICC ODI Cricket ranking table, West Indies is rating at 96 with 4107 points and stands on the 8th number. Two time champion of the ICC World Cup is currently hosted by India in five matches ODI series and this series is very curcial for both the teams to improve their rank in ranking table.

Last Four
Bangladesh is ranked 9 in the ICC ranking table. The team is rating at 69 with 1940 points. Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland is ranked 10, 11 and 12 respectively in the ranking table.

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