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India takes over Pakistan to claim 3rd spot in ICC ODI team rankings after a huge win against England

India defeated England by 10 wickets for the first time in history.

Team India has attained the third spot surpassing Pakistan in the ICC ODI Team Rankings. As they registered a historic 10-wicket victory over England in the first game of the three-match ODI series at The Kennington Oval on Tuesday (July 12).

Before the first ODI, the Rohit Sharma-led side was placed fourth in the rankings table with 105 rating points. With an emphatic win against England, the Men in Blue are now one spot up and have 108 rating points to their name. They left Pakistan behind at 106 points.

New Zealand continues to occupy the top position with 126 rating points. They are followed by defending World champions England (122 rating points).

Jasprit Bumrah’s six-wicket haul made England crumble to the lowest total (110) against India in ODIs. The rest of the pacers rallied around Bumrah, with Mohammed Shami picking three wickets and Prasidh Krishna taking one.

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The fight for the rankings will intensify next month

Pakistan had pushed India down to the No. 4 spot in the ODI rankings last month after a 3-0 series whitewash over West Indies. The Babar Azam-led team also climbed to the third spot as Australia slipped after suffering a 3-2 defeat in the five-ODI series against Sri Lanka. However, their stay at No. 3 wasn’t for long with India claiming the position once again. India could strengthen their lead by winning the last two ODIs against England. Further followed by the three match ODI series versus West Indies later this month.

On the contrary, India might fall in the rankings and go below Pakistan if they lose the last two ODIs against England. Pakistan next plays Ireland for a three-match ODI series in Rotterdam next month and has a strong chance of dominating the Irish conditions.

Abhijeet Chatterjee
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