Well, the time for Team India is certainly not running favorable at the moment. With the cancellation of Vizag ODI, the possibility of Team India regaining top spot have ended. Now even if India is able to register win at Dharamshala ODI (17 October) and Kolkata (20 October), Australia will still be holding number 1 position. Australia’s last over thrilling victory over Pakistan, resulting in sweeping the series cleanly, enabled them to regain supreme spot in ranking,
However despite this stormy effect, Virat Kohli has been able to retain his 3rd spot in ICC ODI rankings along with MS Dhoni standing firmly at his 6th position. Ravindra Jadeja is still holding third spot in all rounder category, although he has slipped by one place in the overall bowlers ranking from his earlier position of 6th to 5th. Shikhar Dhawan has lost a place by coming down to 8th spot in comparison to his 7th place in the ranking earlier.
This is not out of the place to mention that Australian captain George Bailey has accepted that holding first place in the ICC ODI Rankings will not really matter during the next World Cup that is to be held in February- March 2015. Millions of the Indian fans of the game do hope that Team India will perform really good in the upcoming away series which will also prove to be a million dollar exposure for them before the World Cup.