India have been rewarded for their clinical series sweep of the West Indies by putting further ground between themselves and Pakistan while maintaining third place on the latest Men’s ODI Team Rankings.
India completed a 3-0 sweep over the Caribbean side on Wednesday with an emphatic victory in the final match of the series in Port of Spain.
The win was India’s third ODI series victory on the bounce and saw boost in their rating to a total of 110 and some four rating points clear of arch-rival Pakistan (106) in fourth place on the rankings.
New Zealand topped the team ODI rankings with a rating of 128, while England (119) remained in second place despite their recent series loss to India and drawn series against South Africa.
Pakistan placed fourth, with Babar Azam’s side currently taking on Sri Lanka in two-match Test series away from home.
At the completion of that series Pakistan will get their chance to make some ground on India and the other countries sitting above them on the rankings, with a three-match series against the Dutch in the Netherlands their 50-over assignment next month.
India have their own three-game ODI series that will take place at a similar time, with a quickfire tour of Zimbabwe during the middle of August next on the agenda for the in-form side.