NZ ODI series chance for India to regain 2nd spot

Dubai: India stand in with a chance to regain the second position in the ICC ODI Championship table when they take on New Zealand in the five-match series that begins in Guwahati on Sunday.

Currently Sri Lanka is in the second spot with 118 points - one ahead of India but a win in the series by any margin against New Zealand will see India upstage the islanders.

A 5-0 win for India will put it on 121 ratings points -seven behind Australia who currently top the table.

And even if Sri Lanka register a 5-0 win over West Indies in their upcoming ODI series, they will have to sit out in the third position.

But if India lose the series 0-5 to New Zealand it would see them drop to the fifth spot.

However, a 2-3 series defeat will see India drop down fourth on 114 points while New Zealand will rise to the sixth position on 101 points.