India to recieve ODI shield for being top-ranked team

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 07:35 hrs

​Dubai: Team India maintained their top position in the latest ICC ODI ranking list with 119 points followed by England and Australia.

According to the latest rankings list issued on Monday, India are closely followed by England on 117 points and Australia are third on 116 points.

Since India top the table as per cut-off date, they will receive the shield and will collect a cheque of USD 175,000, while England will receive USD 75,000 for finishing second.

Rising star Virat Kohli and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni maintained their third and fourth rank in the list with 812 and 784 points, respectively.

The other two Indian players in the top-20 list are Suresh Raina on 12th spot and discarded Gautam Gambhir who has gained three places to 15th.

South African batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are first and second on the list.

In the ODI bowlers' list, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja moved two slots up the order to grab the seventh place with 663 points.

The table is headed by Pakistan's off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. Jadeja maintained his fifth position in the all-rounder's table with 333 points. Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan displaced Pakistan's T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez to get back his top ranking.

In Tests, England have secured second spot in the latest ICC rankings following their thrilling draw against New Zealand at Auckland on Tuesday, leaving India to finish third on the table on the April 1 cut-off date.

England are currently on 114 points to India's 112, and will receive $350,000 for finishing second. India will get $250,000.

South Africa will retain the championship mace as the top side in the Reliance ICC Test Championship rankings. They will now receive a cheque for $450,000.

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