Sri Lanka eyeing third place in ODI rankings by winning Pak series 4-1

ANI| Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 12:04 PM IST

Islamabad: Fourth-ranked Sri Lanka can hope to move up a place to third on the ICC ODI Team Rankings table if they beat Pakistan in a five-match ODI series, starting today in Sharjah , according to reports.

According to The Daily Times, for that to happen, Sri Lanka (110 ratings points) will need to win the series against sixth-placed Pakistan (100 ratings points) by 4-1 or better.

Irrespective of the outcome of the series, Pakistan will remain in sixth position, the report said.

In a sharp contrast, if Pakistan win the series then Sri Lanka will drop down to fifth place, the report added.