New Delhi:Riding on their nine consecutive ODI victories, MS Dhoni-led Indian team has moved up to the second spot in the latest ICC rankings.
India displaced Australia who slipped to the third position in ODI rankings. India move up after 4 ODI wins against Sri Lanka and Australia's two consecutive losses against New Zealand.
India have 122 points to be just three points behind World No. 1 South Africa. After thrashing Australia 4-1 in the five-match ODI series, the Proteas clinched the No. 1 position. Australia (121) have been pushed to the third place while New Zealand follow on fourth rung with 117 points. Pakistan are fifth while England and Sri Lanka are sixth and seventh respectively.
South Africa and India are also the top challengers to Ricky Ponting's team in both versions of the game.
In ICC Test Rankings, Australia have 126 points while second placed South Africa is 121 and would get a chance to topple Australia when they take on Ponting's men in a home series beginning later this month. India are third placed with 118 points.
The number one ODI team on April 1 will be richer by $175,000 with the runners-up getting $75,000.
(With agency inputs)