India remain no. 2 ODI team

Updated: 13 January 2010 16:32 IST

India remain the number two ODI team in the world despite their four-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in Wednesday's tri-sries final in Bangladesh.

Dubai:

India remain the number two ODI team in the world despite their four-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka in Wednesday's tri-sries final in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, climbed one place to the sixth position in the ICC ODI Championship.

India maintained their second position but are down two ratings points since the start of the series, leaving a gap of nine points between them and table leader Australia.

Sri Lanka has displaced Pakistan by a fraction of a point but Pakistan have the opportunity to climb back up the table with its upcoming ODI series against Australia that begins on January 22.

Even if Australia were to lose all of its upcoming matches against Pakistan, it would still top the table ahead of India, albeit, by the slim margin of two ratings points, according to an ICC release here.

India has its next ODI outing on February 21 when it will play host to South Africa and will have to wait until then before it can challenge Australia's stronghold at the top of the table.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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