India beats England in ODI rankings ahead of big Sunday

As per the latest rankings released by the ICC on Thursday, India leads the chart with 123 points, followed by World Cup host England (122) and New Zealand (114).

India and England are due to play in Birmingham on Sunday.   -  FILE PHOTO/ K.R. DEEPAK

 

India dethroned England to rise to the top of One-day International rankings, just three days ahead of their blockbuster World Cup clash.

As per the latest rankings released by the ICC on Thursday, India leads the chart with 123 points, followed by World Cup host England (122) and New Zealand (114).

Defending champion Australia, the first team to reach the semifinals of the ongoing edition, is placed fourth with 112 points.

India vs West Indies, Live Commentary

If India loses to West Indies on Thursday, it will slip one point behind England.

India and England are due to play in Birmingham on June 30.

If India wins that match after beating the West Indies, it will move to 124 points with England dropping to 121. On the other hand, if England wins, it will move back to top position with 123 points and India a point behind them.

If India loses to West Indies but beats England, it will remain ahead with 122 points to England’s 121.

However, England will gain a lead of three points if it beats India but in that case, Virat Kohli and Co. need to lose to the Caribbeans. England will reach 123 points in such a scenario with India on 120 points.

India has been in top form in the World Cup, winning four matches with one game being washed out. While England wobbled after a good start and will need to do well in its last two matches.