kohli retains top spot..Team India placed in third spot

Vastavam web: Virat Kohli retained the top spot among batsmen while India were placed third among ODI teams in the latest ICC Rankings issued today. Kohli leads South Africa’s AB de Villiers by four points and he will aim to consolidate his number-one batting position and also help India reclaim the number-two ranking when he captains his side in the five-ODI series against the West Indies, starting tomorrow.India (116 points) can leapfrog second-placed Australia (117 points) by a fraction of a point if the Kohli-led side win all the five matches of the ODI series against the West Indies.

In case India win the series 5-0, they will become number-two ODI side while it will drop the West Indies to 75 points and in all probability, will end their chances of qualifying automatically for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.England, plus the next seven highest-ranked sides as on September 30, 2017, will qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup while the bottom four sides along with four sides from the World Cricket League Championship.