India maintain 3rd spot in ODI team rankings after series sweep of WI

India maintained its third position in the latest men’s ODI Team Rankings following the 3-0 series whitewash of the West Indies in its own backyard.

Despite missing a slew of first-choice players, the Shikhar Dhawan-led India showed they have plenty of depth waiting in the wings as they completed a sweep over the Caribbean side on Wednesday with an emphatic 119-run victory in the third and final match.

The triumph was India’s third ODI series victory on the trot and saw it boost its rating to a total of 110 and some four rating points clear of arch-rival Pakistan (106), which is in the fourth place.

After being swept by South Africa away from home at the start of the year, India now having won eight of its last nine ODI matches.

New Zealand sits alone at the top of the team ODI rankings with a rating of 128, while England (119) remains in second place despite its recent series loss to India and drawn series against South Africa.

Pakistan stays in the fourth place, with captain Babar Azam’s side currently taking on Sri Lanka in an enthralling two-match Test series away from home.

At the completion of the Test series, Pakistan will get its chance to make some ground on India and other countries sitting above them on the rankings, with a three-match series against the Dutch in the Netherlands next month.

India have its own three-game ODI series that will take place at a similar time, with a quick-fire tour of Zimbabwe during the middle of August.

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