Sri Lanka takes second spot in ODI rankings

Sri Lanka takes second spot in ODI rankings

August 1, 2011   01:15 pm

Sri Lanka has climbed one place in the ICC ODI rankings stepping over world champions India to claim the No.2 spot. An annual update of the list shows Australia extending their lead at the top to 12 points.

Despite capturing the World Cup 2011, India slipped to the third spot behind runners-up Sri Lanka in the updated rankings.

“This is due to the fact that in the 2008-09 rating year, now dropped, India won 17 ODIs and lost only five games, which was easily the best record during that period.

“In the same year Australia won 11 and lost 11 ODIs and so now Michael Clarke’s side are no longer penalised for that relatively poor year,” the ICC explained in a statement.

“In the past 12 months, India has lost nine ODIs, including its last two ODIs against eighth-ranked West Indies and one in the group stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup, and has a win-loss ratio that is poorer than World Cup finalists Sri Lanka and quarterfinalists Australia and South Africa,” it added.

Reliance ODI Championship

Team Matches Points Rating
1 Australia 25 3260 130
2 Sri Lanka 23 2719 118
3 India 30 3516 117
4 South Africa 19 2197 116
5 England 25 2658 106
6 Pakistan 26 2600 100
7 New Zealand 22 1973 90
8 West Indies 19 1475 78
9 Bangladesh 21 1476 70
10 Ireland 11 460 42
11 Zimbabwe 19 721 38
12 Netherlands 7 37 5
13 Kenya 5 0 0

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