New Zealand lost their No. 1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings after they fell to a limp 8-wicket defeat in the 2nd of a 3-match ODI series against India in Raipur on Saturday, January 21. New Zealand, who had headed into the ODI series at the top spot, lost their position to world champions England.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s India have an opportunity to go to the No. 1 spot if they win the final ODI, which will be played on Tuesday, at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.
England, New Zealand and India are all tied on 113 rating points each.
Before this game, New Zealand sat at the top with 115 rating points. England were at the second position with 113 rating points, Australia third with 112 rating and India fourth with 111 rating points, the ICC said.
After losing to India by eight wickets, New Zealand sit at the second spot with 113 rating points and 3166 overall points. England and India are first and third respectively, also with 113 rating points.
ICC ODI RANKINGS (As of January 22)
1. England – 113
2. New Zealand – 113
3. India – 113
4. Australia – 112
5. Pakistan -106