India drops points as Bangladesh moves up in ICC Rankings

Dubai, June 25: India dropped by two points but managed to retain their second position despite losing the three-match series 1-2 to Bangladesh, who moved a place to seventh in the latest ICC ODI rankings.

The 2-1 series win in Mirpur has put Bangladesh on 93 ratings points and five behind sixth-ranked England and five ahead of eighth-ranked West Indies.

With England, plus seven next highest-ranked sides as on 30 September 2015 to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Bangladesh now look set to qualify ahead of the West Indies, who have no FTP One-Day International (ODI) series planned until the cut-off date and eighth-ranked Pakistan, who play Sri Lanka in a five-ODI series next month.

Team of Mashrafe Mortaza had entered the series in eighth position on 88 points, fraction of a point behind the West Indies.

In contrast, the defeat means India have dropped from 117 to 115 but still retained the second position on the ODI table. However, the series result means only 28 points separate second-ranked India from ninth-ranked Pakistan. World champions Australia lead the field and are sitting pretty on 129 points.

Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum and his team had entered the England series on 115 points and were eyeing second place.

However they have remained in third position, marginally ahead of the Proteas. On the other side of the coin, England, under the guidance of Eoin Morgan, has reduced advantage of fifth-placed Sri Lanka by four points to eight as they now sit on 98 points.

Lionel Messi breaks Chelsea duck to earn Barca 1-1 draw

New Delhi: If at first you don't succeed the saying goes and it proved fitting for Willian and Lionel Messi as both scored in an absorbing 1-1 draw be...

Virat Kohli crosses 900-point mark in ICC rankings

Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli became the only second batsman in the history of the game to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs,...

Yuki jumps 11 places to 101 in ATP singles rankings

New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri on Monday jumped 11 places to stand just outside the top-100 bracket in the men's singles rankings, following his runner-up fi...

Ind vs SA, 1st T20I: India defeat South Africa by 28 runs

New Delhi: India defeated South Africa by 28 runs to clinch the first T20 international and claim 1-0 lead in the three-match series. South Africa won...