Sri Lanka maintains second place
Sri Lanka maintained its second position in the ODI rankings despite their 2-3 drubbing by Australia in the five match ODI series, concluded on Monday.
Top-ranked Australia enjoys a comfortable 11-ratings-point lead over second-placed Sri Lanka. Australia’s 3-2 series win has restricted Sri Lanka to earn only one ratings point which, in turn, has given India a chance to reclaim second position.
However, to achieve the number-two position, India will have to beat England by 4-1 or better in the five-match series which starts at Chester-le-Street on 3 September.