India slide to No. 3 in ODI rankings


New Delhi: 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 August 10.

New Zealand have replaced India to grab the second position. New Zealand is 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 is at the sixth position.

Australia remains on top with 132 points. South Africa (115) and England (113) are at fifth and sixth position.

However, Indian skipper M.S. 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.

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