Indian cricket team have chance to top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings if they manage to beat Australia in the second match of the five-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Virat Kohli and his team are currently ranked second in the table, two points behind top-placed South Africa. Meanwhile, Australia — who lost to India in the first ODI by 26 runs (D/L) — are marginally behind the ‘Men in Blue’ at third.
If India do take a 2-0 lead in the series, they will go onto lead the charts in both ICC ODI and Test rankings. India are also the number-one ranked Test side, 15 points ahead of South Africa.
History indicates ” (2009 – India won the 2nd ODI by 99 runs at Nagpur ; 2010 – India won the 2nd ODI by 5 wickets at Vizag ; 2013 – India won the 2nd ODI by 9 wickets at Jaipur).”