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New Zealand beats India to win the ODI 2020 series held in New Zealand from Feb 5 – 11

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Indian men’s cricket team played ODIs (One Day Internationals) against New Zealand from February 5 – 11, 2020. New Zealand defeated India in the 3 match ODI series in 3-0. The ODI was part of the India tour of New Zealand, which were held at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand (1st ODI), Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand (2nd  ODI), Bay Oval, Tauranga, New Zealand  (3rd ODI).Ross Taylor of New Zealand won the Player of the series.
Winner: The New Zealand team defeated Indian team by five wickets in the third ODI Cricket and clinched the 3 match ODI series by winning 3 matches (3-0).

i.India had been whitewashed in a 3-match ODI series in 1997 against Sri Lanka. Before that, India had been whitewashed 5-0 by the West Indies in 1989.

India batsman Shreyas Iyer surpasses Ian Chappell to create world record
Indian cricketer, Shreyas Santosh Iyer has surpassed former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell with a half-century and took a special world record. Iyer has scored 8 fifties and a century in 16 innings of 17 matches so far. Shreyas Iyer holds the record for the best 50+ score  9 times in 16 innings. With this, he overtook Ian Chappell, who had scored 50+ scores 8 times in 16 innings.

ICC men’s ODI rankings 2020: Jasprit bumrah loses No.1 spot, Jadeja jumps to 7th
As per the ICC (International Cricket Council) Men’s ODI (One Day International) ranking 2020 released on February12, 2020, Fast bowler Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah has lost his top spot in Bowling Rankings and slipped to Number 2.He is now behind Trent Boult of New Zealand.
At the same time, Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, has gained three places in the rankings of all-rounders. He has moved from 10th position to 7th .

i.On the other hand, Virat Kohli remained his spot at the top of  Batting Rankings. He is the No. 1 batsman in ODIs with 869 points.

ii.The Indian team suffered a 3–0 defeat to New Zealand in the ODI series, due to which there has been a big change in the ranking of the players of the team.

Here’s the list of top3 & Indian players in ICC ODI ranking 2020:


1Virat Kohli ( India)Trent Alexander Boult (New Zealand)Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
2Rohit Gurunath Sharma (India)Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah (India)Benjamin Andrew Stokes (Ben Stokes)-  England
3Mohammad Babar Azam (Pakistan)Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran (Afghanistan)Syed Imad Wasim Haider (Pakistan)
Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja -7th


About ICC(International Cricket Council):
Formation– 15 June 1909
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney