India have to outplay Australia to top ODI rankings

TIL Desk Sports/ India will aim to replace South Africa at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings when they take on Australia in the five-match series beginning September 17. The Proteas currently head the leaderboard with 119 points.

India and Australia are both on 117 points with the Steve Smith-led side ahead on decimal points. A win for either side by a margin of 4-1 or better will see it move to number one position.

Schedule for ODI series:

September 17: First ODI, Chennai

September 21: Second ODI, Kolkata

September 24: Third ODI, Indore

September 28: Fourth ODI, Bangalore

October 1: Fifth ODI, Nagpur

India squad for first three ODIs: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

Australia squad for first three ODIs: Steve Smith, David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

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