Mohali, Jan 22: India will have to win the fourth One Day International against England to stay number one in the ICC ODI Rankings.
MS Dhoni-led side became number one for the second time in rankings history, on January 19 in Ranchi. The previous time they were on top of the pile was in September 2009, that was only for about a day.
This time, it has been three days since India were anointed as top ODI side. But there is a danger of being stripped of that position on Wednesday in Mohali.
Currently, India are with 118 points. If India lose in Mohali to England, they will drop two rating points and will be with 117 while England will gain two rating points and move to 120. But the hosts can get back to the top again in Dharamsala on January 27 by winning the fifth and final ODI, with which they will take the series as well.