World champion India have managed to retain their number one spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings after the last two 50-over games in the seven-match home series against Australia were washed-out.
Australia lead the series 2-1 with the final two matches to be played in Nagpur and Bengaluru on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.
India start the three-match series against West Indies assured of retaining their No.1 rank in the International Cricket Councul (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings table, irrespective of the outcome of the the contest beginning November 21 in Kochi click here for more information about India Top-Spot in ICC ODI Rankings.
India are ranked first with 123 ratings points and enter the series leading seventh-ranked West Indies by 34 ratings points. Because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, India’s failure to win the series will result in them losing as many as four ratings points.
In both scenarios (New Zealand winning 2-0 and 3-0), West Indies will move down to seventh place behind Sri Lanka .
If New Zealand win the series by either 1-0 or 2-1, or even if the series is drawn 0-0 or 1-1, there will be no change in West Indies’ final position on the table.
For the West Indies, the series offers an opportunity to reduce the gap with fifth-ranked Australia. But this can only happen if they win the series by either a 2-0 or 3-0 margin.
If West Indies win the series by a 2-0 margin, they will gain two ratings points to end at 97, to thereby reduce the gap with fifth-ranked Australia to four ratings points.
A 3-0 series win, will give West Indies a gain of four ratings points, thereby reducing the gap with Australia to just two.