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India has become the No: 1 ODI Cricket team

The ICC Champions Trophy opening match on Tuesday, where Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 55 runs which led India to become the number one ODI team.

As per the latest ranking, the current number one side the Proteas dropped to the third spot allowing India to take up number one place and Australia second position.

A few days back, Mahendra Singh Dhoni experienced one of the proudest moments of his two year reign as India’s one-day captain when a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the Compaq Cup took Men in Blue to the top of the one day rankings. But, the Men in Blue’s stay at the top lasted barely for 24 hours after they lost their match to sri lanka.

Now it is a right chance for the Men in Blue to capitalize and make it count to crowned the No:1 ODI Team status.

India eye on 1st position in ODI rankings

Dhoni’s team jumped ahead of Australia, who are third at 119 points, with 126 points to their kitty after the annual update ensured that the ODI table reflects recent form and older results discarded. India’s rise in this year’s update reflects its outstanding record during the past 12 months.

Once a year, the rankings change overnight without any new ODIs necessarily being played.

India is in a strong position to grab the top slot of ICC ODI ranking chart during the Sri Lanka tri-series next month as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side is now just one point behind South Africa at second place after the annual rankings update.

The chart now reflects all ODIs that took place since August 1 two years ago. All matches played until the start of next August will be added to this table, so by then the ratings will be based on three years of results.

Next August, the first year of results will be dropped and this pattern is repeated each August, with the oldest of the three years of results removed to be gradually replaced by results of matches played over the following 12 months

England (111) jumps two spots to fourth as New Zealand drops to fifth (110) and Pakistan (107) sixth following the annual update.

Meanwhile, the ICC ODI batting list is still headed by the Indian duo of Dhoni in first place and Yuvraj Singh in second position.

ICC World Twenty20 Updates: Virender Sehwag has been ruled out

Virender Sehwag is out of the ICC World Twenty20. Indian team manager V. Chamundeswarnath at Trent Bride on Tuesday revealed Sehwag injury. Sehwag batted for two overs at the nets on Tuesday and felt some pain in his shoulder

Although the Indian team management refused to commit itself on the aggressive opener’s place in the squad during a stormy pre-match press conference, a BCCI release confirmed that Sehwag would indeed be flying back.

Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 due to a shoulder injury. He will return to India after consulting medical experts in England. Sehwag’s replacement will be Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik.

Karthik was in fine form with the willow for Delhi Daredevils during IPL Season-II in South Africa.

IPL Standings After May 20

IPL Season-II was an absolute delight to watch. It had almost everything thrilling finishes and heart breaking matches. I could not able go away from it. This shows how exciting it is. Now IPL Season-II really nearing at its end and the party is beginning very high for the semi finals and finals

Team Standings Match Played Win Lose NR Run rate Points
Delhi 13 9 4 0 +0.25 18
Chennai 14 8 5 1 +0.95 17
Hyderabad 13 7 6 0 +0.27 14
Bangalore 13 7 6 0 -0.25 14
Punjab 14 7 7 0 -0.48 14
Rajasthan 14 6 7 1 -0.35 13
Mumbai 13 5 7 1 +0.40 11
Kolkata 14 3 10 1 -0.79 7

Top Earners Of IPL season2

Top Earners Of IPL season2

  1. Rahul Dravid (India) – $1.55m+ 15%($1.55m) to Bangalore
  2. Kevin Pietersen (England) – $1.55m to Bangalore
  3. Andrew Flintoff (England) – $1.55m to Chennai
  4. Mahendra Dhoni (India) -$1.5m to Chennai
  5. Andrew Symonds (Australia) -$1.35m to Hyderabad
  6. Sachin Tendulkar (india) -$975,000 + 15%($975,000)
  7. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) -$975,000 to Mumbai.
  8. Ishant Sharma (India) -$950,000 to Kolkata.
  9. Irfan Pathan (India) -$925,000 to Mohali
  10. Brett Lee (Australia) -$900,000 to Mohali
  11. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) -$900,000 to Bangalore
  12. RP Singh (India) -$875,000 to Hyderabad
  13. Harbhajan Singh (India) -$850,000 to Mumbai
  14. Chris Gayle (West Indies) -$800,000 to Kolkata
  15. Rohit Sharma (India) -$750,000 to Hyderabad

Indian Premier League Reduce The Strategy Break Time

The Indian Premier League is planning to reduce the span of the much criticized seven and a half-minute strategy break for the semi-finals and the final by splitting it into two timeouts of two and a half minutes per innings.

According to sources, the first timeout will be mandatory and will come into effect after the batting power play after the sixth over. The second break will be optional and will be left at the discretion of the fielding side. This will be a real strategy break. Just as in basketball, the teams will have just enough time to rework plans. We are looking at giving the fielding side the power to use it. We are yet to come up with the details. IPL chairman Lalit Modi, too, admitted that the strategy breaks were being reviewed and a new formula would be put in place after the round-robin stage. The technical committee is presently looking into it, trying to come up with new ways to overcome problems the teams are facing.

The Four foreigners rule to stay

Modi also categorically refused to increase the quota of foreigners. This is the Indian Premier League. The focus is on getting local talent and I have shoved away the idea of increasing the number of foreigners. Modi also said that the BCCI is not looking for a permanent window for the IPL in the ICC’s Future Tours Programme.