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ODI table: India aims for No 1 spot

Posted on Dec 28, 05:58PM | IBNS

India will aim to claim the number-one spot on the Reliance ICC ODI Championship Table for the first time ever when it squares off against Pakistan in a three-match series from 30 December in Chennai.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 champion India is currently ranked third on the ODI Championship Table with 120 ratings points, just one rating point behind number-one England and South Africa in second place. England is fraction of a point ahead of South Africa.

If India wins the first match in the series against Pakistan it will go top of the table for the first time ever, with 121 ratings points, putting it ahead of both England and South Africa by a fraction of a point. India has only achieved a ranking as high as number two thus far on the ODI Championship table.

If India wins all three matches in the series then it will be the clear leader at 123 ratings points, with a lead of two points over England and South Africa.

But if India was to lose even one of its matches against Pakistan, then it will remain at the third spot.

Pakistan, currently ranked sixth, on the other hand can hope to move up a spot to fifth if it wins all three matches against India, gaining six ratings points to move to 110.

Build-up to the ICC Champions Trophy 2013

This series will serve as a curtain-raiser for what will be a thrilling season of ODI cricket which will provide all eight leading ODI sides a perfect opportunity to fine-tune their preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 which will be held in England and Wales in June.

Australia, England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have been drawn in Group A. India, Pakistan, South Africa and West Indies are in Group B.

The India-Pakistan ODI series will also be the precursor to the clash between the two sub-continental rivals on Saturday, 15 June in the tournament at Edgbaston.

The first allocation of tickets to see two of cricket's biggest rivals - India and Pakistan - clash in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 sold out in just three hours after going on general sale.

This match was the first of the 15 matches in the tournament to have sold out its initial allocation of tickets.

Pakistan has won both its matches against India in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004 at Edgbaston and at Centurion in 2009.

Defending champion Australia will be looking for a treble in what will be the final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, having won the previous two ICC Champions Trophy finals (2006 in India and 2009 in South Africa).

But Australia will face stiff challenge from former champions South Africa (1998), New Zealand (2000), India and Sri Lanka (2002), and West Indies (2004), who will each be looking to lift the trophy for a second time by winning the final edition of the event.

End of an era

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has ended his ODI career in 28th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen. His ODI career spanned 22 years 91 days - the longest in history.

In ICC Cricket World Cup competition, he has scored the most runs, faced the most balls and hit the most centuries and fifties.

He is also the youngest to top the ODI batting rankings - at 22 years and 311 days or 8346 days old in February 1996. In terms of rankings, he was on top for a total of 112 matches or 354 days.

In ODI cricket, he peaked at 887 ratings points in November 1998. Interestingly, he also made it as high as number two in the ODI all-rounders' table in March 1996.

Upcoming fixtures

India v Pakistan

30 Dec - 1st ODI, Chennai

3 Jan - 2nd ODI, Kolkata

6 Jan-3rd ODI, Delhi

Reliance ICC ODI Championship (as on 28 December, before India-Pakistan series)

Rank Team Rating

1 England 121

2 South Africa 121

3 India 120

4 Australia 113

5 Sri Lanka 110

6 Pakistan 104

7 West Indies 88

8 Bangladesh 78

9 New Zealand 72

10 Zimbabwe 50

11 Ireland 35

12 Netherlands 16

13 Kenya 11

(Developed by David Kendix)


Reliance ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 28 December after Bangladesh-West Indies series)

Batsmen

Rank Player Team Pts Ave HS Ranking

1 Hashim Amla SA 901! 59.55 901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

2 Virat Kohli Ind 858 51.81 866 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2012

3 AB de Villiers SA 852! 49.21 852 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

4 Jonathan Trott Eng 749 49.06 781 v Ind at Mumbai 2011

5 K Sangakkara SL 746 38.56 781 v Ind at Colombo (RPS) 2012

6 MS Dhoni Ind 745 51.17 836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

7 Michael Clarke Aus 718 45.48 750 v SL at Melbourne 2008

8 Alastair Cook Eng 707 40.01 752 v Aus at Lord's 2012

9 G Gambhir Ind 689 40.94 722 v NZ at Vadodara 2010

10 Mike Hussey Aus 688 48.15 857 v NZ at Perth 2007

11 T Dilshan SL 682 35.69 765 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2011

12 Shane Watson Aus 680 41.48 773 v SL at Hambantota 2011

13= Eoin Morgan Ire/Eng 674 40.70 690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

Umar Akmal Pak 674 38.00 702 v Afg at Sharjah 2012

15 Brendan Taylor Zim 667! 34.84 667 v NZ at Napier 2012

16 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 666 35.63 683 v Pak at Mirpur 2012

17 Jacques Kallis SA 664 45.26 817 v WI at Johannesburg 2004

18 Ross Taylor NZ 661 37.86 693 v Aus at Adelaide 2009

19 Paul Stirling Ire 641* 39.13 650 v Sco at Edinburgh 2011

20 JP Duminy SA 636 40.01 668 v Net at Mohali 2011

Selected Rankings

Rank Player Team Pts Ave HS Ranking

21 Virender Sehwag Ind 634 35.20 774 v NZ at Auckland 2003

26 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 617 42.18 623 v WI at Barbados 2011

27 Suresh Raina Ind 612 35.56 658 v SL at Bulawayo 2010

49 Younus Khan Pak 518 32.18 659 v WI at Abu Dhabi 2008

53 Rohit Sharma Ind 514 30.84 582 v WI at Indore 2011

55 Azhar Ali Pak 512*! 49.00 512 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

71 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 462 28.66 476 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

76= Kamran Akmal Pak 449 27.12 557 v Eng at Southampton 2010

Nasir Jamshed Pak 449*! 42.00 449 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

84 Imran Farhat Pak 436* 31.61 609 v NZ at Queenstown 2004

127 R Ashwin Ind 346*! 18.85 346 v SL at Pallekele 2012

Bowlers

Rank Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

1 Saeed Ajmal Pak 759! 23.27 4.14 759 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

2 M Hafeez Pak 747 32.86 4.04 762 v Aus at Abu Dhabi 2012

3 Sunil Narine WI 724*! 19.48 3.79 724 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

4 L Tsotsobe SA 690* 22.05 4.67 743 v NZ at Auckland 2012

5 R Ashwin Ind 681 30.50 4.78 691 v SL at Hambantota 2012

6 Morne Morkel SA 676 23.32 4.87 717 v SL at East London 2012

7 Steven Finn Eng 668* 25.90 4.67 711 v Aus at Durham 2012

8 Graeme Swann Eng 661 26.31 4.47 735 v Ind at Hyderabad 2011

9 Abdur Razzak Ban 657 27.60 4.46 675 v Zim at Chittagong 2010

10 Dale Steyn SA 644 28.20 5.03 666 v Ind at Nagpur 2011

11 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 639 28.85 4.29 717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

12 Kyle Mills NZ 632 26.06 4.70 722 v Aus at Melbourne 2009

13 Clint McKay Aus 626* 22.40 4.68 639 v Eng at Old Trafford 2012

14 James Anderson Eng 624 30.54 5.01 687 v Ban at Dhaka 2003

15 Tim Southee NZ 623! 30.64 5.19 623 v SL at Hambantota 2012

16 Ray Price Zim 614 35.75 3.94 722 v WI at Guyana 2010

17 Jacob Oram NZ 612 29.17 4.38 768 v Aus at The Oval 2004

18= Mitchell Johnson Aus 611 25.52 4.85 724 v Ban at Darwin 2008

Kemar Roach WI 611 24.95 4.96 634 v Aus at St. Vincent 2012

20 Lasith Malinga SL 607 26.75 5.10 675 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2007

Selected Rankings

Rank Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

34 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 560 38.42 4.98 630 v WI at Indore 2011

80 Amit Mishra Ind 401* 30.26 4.48 468 v WI at Jamaica 2011

90 Wahab Riaz Pak 388* 25.75 5.44 484 v WI at Barbados 2011

96 Ishant Sharma Ind 372 32.14 5.73 594 v Aus at Nagpur 2009

All-rounders

Rank Player Team Pts HS Ranking

1 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 426 453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

2 M Hafeez Pak 413! 413 v Aus at Sharjah 2012

3 Shane Watson Aus 395 433 v WI at St Lucia 2012

4 Shahid Afridi Pak 326 383 v Ban at Mirpur 2011

5 Angelo Mathews SL 325 331 v NZ at Hambantota 2012

6 Jacques Kallis SA 313 506 v WI at Barbados 2001

7 Jacob Oram NZ 272 382 v WI at Queenstown 2008

8 Darren Sammy WI 268 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

9 Ravindra Jadeja Ind 259 287 v SL at Perth 2012

10 Andre Russell WI 250*/* 271 v NZ at St Kitts 2012