The MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings have witnessed some movement at the top following India’s commanding eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in Raipur. As a result of their defeat against India in Raipur, New Zealand dropped to No. 2 on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings, allowing England to overtake them.
New Zealand was handily beaten by India in the second One Day International on Saturday, three days after losing a thrilling first ODI at Hyderabad (January 21).
In the first few overs, the Indian fast bowlers completely destroyed the Kiwis, reducing them to 15/5 in just 11 overs. But owing to hits from Glenn Phillips (36), Michael Bracewell (22), and Mitchell Santner, the visitors put on a decent score of 108. (27).
With roughly 30 overs left, India won the series by easily completing the chase behind Rohit Sharma’s innings of 51 from 50 balls.
With this, they have dropped out of the top spot in the ODI standings and lost the series. The current top team in the ODI Team Rankings is England. Know the latest ICC ODI ranking for men.
Men’s ODI Team Rankings
Prior to the Raipur ODI, New Zealand held the top spot with 115 rating points, followed by England in second place with 113 ratings, Australia in third place with 112 ratings, and India in fourth place with 111 ratings.
After the eight-wicket defeat, New Zealand is now ranked second overall with 3166 total points and 113 rating points. With 113 rating points each, England and India are rated first and third, respectively.
Updated ODI ranking – Team wise
Can India Take Number One Spot in ODI Ranking?
India will overtake England as the top ODI team if they repeat their efforts from the first two games in the final ODI on Tuesday (January 24) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore and win the series 3-0. Up until England’s away series against South Africa the following week, the Men in Blue will have a chance to maintain their top ranking. All of that, though, will depend on England’s performance in the three-match series against the Proteas, as well as the outcome of the final ODI between India and New Zealand.