Rankings boost for India after eye-catching series triumph
India's narrow series triumph over England away from home has seen Rohit Sharma's side cling on to third place just ahead of Pakistan on the latest Men's ODI Team Rankings.
A maiden ODI century to Rishabh Pant helped India clinch a 2-1 series victory over England on Sunday and in the process ensured they held on to third spot behind New Zealand on the current rankings.
New Zealand lead all countries with a rating of 128 points, some seven points ahead of England (121) after Jos Buttler's side fell a series defeat at home against India.
The race for third is tight, with India currently holding a rating of 109 and some three rating points ahead of their great rival in Pakistan (106).
That situation could change over the coming weeks, with sixth-placed South Africa currently only seven rating points behind Pakistan and with the opportunity to rise as high as fourth if they can sweep their upcoming three-match series against England.