India captain Rohit Sharma gave a very modest reply when informed about the team's new No. 1 ranking in ODI cricket after their resounding win over New Zealand in Indore on Tuesday.
India crushed the Kiwis by 95 runs in the third and final ODI to sweep the series 3-0. The Men in Blue also toppled world champions England to clinch the top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings.
"Honestly we don't talk much about rankings. We discuss mainly about doing the right things on the field," Rohit said at the post-match presentation.
India now have 5,010 points from 44 matches and lead England by one rating point.
Notably, New Zealand were top-ranked ODI team before the second match in Raipur but lost the position to England after their 8-wicket defeat against India.
England can regain No. 1 spot soon
Prior to Tuesday’s game, all three sides had been tied on 113 points, with their overall points the deciding differential.
But the latest result means that India are now first with 114 rating points, England sit at the second spot with 113 rating points, while Australia move up into third place with their 112 rating points. New Zealand have 111 rating points.
If England manage to win their upcoming ODI series against South Africa 3-0, they’ll displace India as the table toppers in the Men’s ODI rankings.
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