Will No.1 position in ODI change for the first time?
January 29, 2009 2:46am CST
If SA win the final ODI against Australia then they move up the ICC ODI ranking and will be No.1 for the first time. Ever since the ODI rankings have been made, Aus have been the No.1 in that ranking. Will SA change that history for the first time around? Is it a change of fortune or an indication of many more changes to come?
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1 Feb 09
yes there are many chances for teams like india,south africa to regain the 1st spot as australian team is showing fatigue after many years and it is good for the cricket.
29 Jan 09
I think, that's rather difficult to say. You are riht when you say 'for the first time.' But you know, Aussies have an uncanny habit of winning matches either when there are only a few seconds or a few minutes left or they win at least 1 match to avoid a whitwash. The Ashes some 3-4 years back is the proof of what I am saying. So has happened in this series. The Australians have won one match and now are facing this risk of losing the No. 1 spot. So, chances are that they will rise to the occasion. Ponting too has played some good knocks in this series, and I think he has 2 back to back half-centuries. But both his half-centuries were in vain, unlike Dhoni where Mahi helped India win against Sri Lanka. Now chances are that the Aussies will again rise to the occassion and save their No. 1 spot. But really speaking I will like the OZ to lose that spot to SA and then SA losing it to India. Well said na?
30 Jan 09
Definitely there will be a change in the No.1 position. India will become the world No.1 soon. The competition is between India and SA.
29 Jan 09
i guess if they win against Australia they will gain the top icc ranking...but there's a chance of India getting the first spot if they manage to win the current Odi series against Srilanka..and being an Indian i will certainly wish that India gains that spot.