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India stay at 2nd spot in ODI ranking after series sweep

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Dubai: India have retained their second position in the ICC ODI team rankings following their 3-0 series sweep over Zimbabwe.

With 115 points to their credit, India still remain 14 points behind Australia, who lead the table on 129 points.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s four successive ODI home series victories, including a 2-1 triumph over South Africa in the just-concluded series, helped cement their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 qualification, as well as seventh place in the table.

In the ODI batting chart, Virat Kohli (4th), Shikhar Dhawan (7th) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9th) have also maintained their respective positions.

The list is still headed by South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

Although no Indian bowler figures in the top-10 of the ODI Bowling chart, there were some significant gains made by them.

Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has climbed four places to 12th after taking five wickets for 80 in the series, while teammates Akshar Patel (up 18 to a career high 47th), Mohit Sharma (up seven places to 51st) and Harbhajan Singh, who lies just outside the top-100 in 101st position, have also climbed up the ladder.

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