Indian cricket team will finish the season as number two ranked side in One-day cricket, behind Australia [ Images ], and will receive $75,000 for this achievement, ICC [ Images ] confirmed on Sunday.
India's [ Images ] position in the ranking table at annual cut-off date of April 1 was confirmed after New Zealand [ Images ] went down to Ricky Ponting's [ Images ] men by 12 runs in the second ODI on Saturday.
This means even if New Zealand wins the remaining three ODIs, it will not be able to leapfrog India, which sits on 122 ratings points, an ICC release said.
The second place in ODI rankings means that India will win $75,000 in addition to $175,000 for being the number-one side in Test cricket.
Australia will receive a cheque of $175,000 for its number-one position on the ODI Championship table.
Seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh [ Images ], who remained to be the only Indian face in the top-20 bowlers, slipped one place to seventh with 645 points.
Yuvraj (343), who is only Indian among the top-five all-rounders at fourth spot, loss of one position.