Members of the Indian cricket team after their victory in the third ODI.© AFP
India retained their third position in the latest men’s ODI team rankings after beating West Indies 3-0 at their own home. Despite the disappearance of several first-choice players, Shikhar DhawanIndia showed they had a lot of depth in their wings as they completed a sweep over the Caribbean side with a thumping 119-run win in the third and final match on Wednesday. The win was India’s third successive ODI series win and they raised their ratings total to 110 and some four ratings points away from arch-rivals Pakistan (106), who are in fourth place.
After being ousted by South Africa at home earlier in the year, India have now won eight of their last nine ODIs.
New Zealand sits alone in the team’s ODI rankings with a rating of 128, while England (119) remains in second place despite the recent series loss to India and the drawn series against South Africa.
Pakistan retains fourth place with captain Babar AzmiThe side currently take on Sri Lanka in a two-match Test series away from home.
Upon the completion of the Test series, Pakistan will have a chance to build some ground above India and other nations in the rankings, with a three-match series against the Dutch in the Netherlands next month.
India have their own three-match ODI series which will be on a similar schedule with a quick tour of Zimbabwe in mid-August.
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