ICC ODI team ranking heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC ODI team ranking heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC ODI team ranking heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday declared the ICC ODI team rankings heading into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be played from the 14th of February simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand. A few teams enter the mega event on a high of series victory while others will give it their best effort to regroup ahead of the world cup 2015 and come up with inspired performance.

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Australia will enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in pole position in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Team. (Photo Source
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The team which is in red hot form and the hot favourites to win back the title are Australia, who now have a well balanced and a winning unit ahead of the all important world cup. Australia also lead the ICC ODI Ranking board and are placed ahead of defending champions India, who have more than a thing or two to address during the breathing break of almost a week that they have ahead of the big world cup game against arch rivals Pakistan. (Also read ICC World Cup 2015: INDIA VS PAKISTAN – Review and Preview of the clash of Titans)

The Proteas who always enjoy being in the league of favourites going into any competition look good this time around as well and will feature in the world cup 2015 as the 3rd Ranked ODI team.

The ICC Press Release:
Australia will enter ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in pole position in the latest Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings which were released on Monday following its 112-run tri-series final victory over England in Perth on Sunday.

Australia’s victory means that it currently holds a six-point advantage over second-placed India, who also featured in the series, and the reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champion is a point clear of South Africa who lies a further point behind on 113 points.

With a number of ODI series concluding in recent days, the second and final match between New Zealand and Pakistan is set to be played on Tuesday, with the Black Caps holding a 1-0 lead following its seven-wicket win in Wellington on Saturday. A victory for sixth-placed New Zealand would see it reduce England’s lead to two points, while a win for seventh-placed Pakistan would level the series 1-1 and reduce the gap on the Black Caps to three points. (Check Top 10 Team Rankings Here)

The 14 competing teams will then complete their final ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up fixtures ahead of the beginning of the tournament on February 14.