RANKINGS

  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • WTA rankings out, Sania Mirza officially crowned World No. 1 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza on Monday officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked world number one in doubles after WTA unveiled its latest list. The Indian ace has risen three rungs in the charts with 7660 points to dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points) The jump follows her...
  • Stephen Constantine back to wake up 'sleeping giant' India 6 days ago

    Stephen Constantine has first hand knowledge of how difficult it is to wake up India from its soccer slumber but the Englishman insists he can make a difference at his second attempt or he would not have accepted the offer. India rank a dismal 147 in the latest rankings, reflecting soccer's...
  • Facebook, Google dominate smartphone apps 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Facebook and Google apps are dominant on smartphones in the US, according to a new finding by comScore. comScore's latest smartphone app ratings have found that several Facebook and Google-owned apps feature in the top 15 spots. Among US smartphone users age 18 and up, 71.2 per cent had the...
  • Bhutan leap 46 places in FIFA rankings, India 147th April 9, 2015

    Bhutan jumped 46 places from the foot of the FIFA rankings to 163rd on Thursday after recording their first ever World Cup qualifying victories. The Himalayan nation beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in Colombo and 2-1 in Thimphu last month to advance to the second round of Asian qualifying and, after reaching...
  • Saina Nehwal drops to World No. 2 April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: After reaching a career-high of World No. 1 in women's singles, Saina Nehwal dropped to No. 2 in the revised Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday as reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui re-took the top spot. The Hyderabadi had become the first Indian woman to reach No. 1...
  • Saina Nehwal's ascent to top of badminton ranking official April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal's ascent to the top of women's badminton was officially confirmed on Thursday with the release of the latest rankings by the game's international governing body. In becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number one spot in world rankings, Saina took over the...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings March 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings March 31, 2015

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • Spain out of top 10 in FIFA rankings for 1st time since 2007 March 12, 2015

    Barcelona: Spain's fall from the top of the soccer rankings took an even more humbling turn on Thursday when the team dropped out of the top 10. The Spanish spent almost six full years at No. 1, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. But the...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings March 2, 2015

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • Ivory Coast, Australia leap up FIFA rankings February 12, 2015

    Zurich: Ivory Coast and Australia both leapt up the FIFA rankings after winning the African Nations Cup and Asian Cup respectively, while tiny Equatorial Guinea moved into the top 50 for the first time. Equatorial Guinea, who hosted the Nations Cup, leapt 69 places and are joint 49th with Congo after...
  • Australia head for World Cup on top of ICC rankings February 2, 2015

    Dubai: Australia will enter the World Cup next week on top of the world rankings following their convincing 112-run tri-series final victory over England in Perth on Sunday. Australia's win means they currently hold a six-point advantage over second-placed India, who also featured in the series. India, the defending World Cup...
  • Murray to move into 4th, Wawrinka drops to 9th in ATP rankings February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Andy Murray's fourth loss in four finals at the Australian Open on Sunday still netted him a gain in the ATP computer rankings, moving him from sixth spot to fourth in the rankings list set to be issued Monday. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will remain No. 1, with Roger...
  • One rank, one pension scheme will be rolled out soon, says Manohar Parrikar February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday assured the ex-servicemen of early implementation of the 'one rank, one pension' scheme, saying his Ministry has fast-tracked the work on it. The assurance came when a 27-member delegation of the ex-servicemen called on Parrikar at Kota House, his residence for the...
  • Serena Williams to maintain No. 1 ranking after Melbourne January 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the WTA rankings, regardless of who wins the Australian Open final on Saturday. Sharapova needed to win the title combined with Williams failing to reach the final to overtake the 33-year-old American, who has spent almost two...
  • Anirban Lahiri seeks world rankings boost at Maybank Malaysian Open January 21, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Aiming to boost his position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), India's star golfer Anirban Lahiri has set his eyes on the Maybank Malaysian Open crown next month. Currently ranked 68th in the world, Lahiri is pushing hard to break into top 50 a week prior to The...
  • Sania Mirza equals career-best fifth in WTA rankings January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza took a step forward in her quest to become world number one as the Indian equalled her career-best doubles rank of five on Sunday, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Apia International with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Sydney. Sania earned 470 points, which pushed the Indian...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • India slip to seventh in Test rankings January 11, 2015

    Dubai: India have slipped a place to be seventh in the latest ICC Test rankings after losing the four-match away series against Australia 0-2. India's slide in the rankings come after the two fighting draws which were not enough to prevent another series loss overseas. India captain Virat Kohli however has gained...
  • Virat Kohli best-placed Indian at No.2 in ICC ODI ranking January 9, 2015

    Dubai: Prolific batsman Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the top 10. Kohli, who is currently leading India against Australia in the fourth and final Test in...
  • South Africa retain top Test team status January 6, 2015

    Dubai: South Africa have retained their ICC top ranking in Tests following their 2-0 series win over the West Indies. The win helped South Africa retain the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Championship mace and pocket a cash award of $500,000, an ICC statement said Tuesday. "The series win means irrespective...
  • Virat Kohli jumps four places to 15th in ICC Test rankings December 31, 2014

    Indian batsman Virat Kohli jumped four places to 15th in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings released here Wednesday. The 26-year-old Kohli rode on scores of 169 and 54 in the third Test against Australia. Another batsman who has benefited most from the drawn Test at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • 'One-rank one-pension' scheme before next budget: Manohar Parrikar December 26, 2014

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget. "One-man one-pension policy will be implemented. We are right now working on its detailing," Parrikar said. The implementation has lot of financial implications which are being worked out,...
  • Kidambi Srikanth is World No. 4 in BWF ranking December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Young Kidambi Srikanth continued his meteoric rise in world badminton as he ended the season by becoming only the third Indian male shuttler to break into the top-five, reaching a career-high fourth after hovering in the 40s in the beginning of the year. The 21-year-old Indian, who clinched the...
  • Virat Kohli returns to top 20 in the ICC Test rankings December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday broke into the top-20 of ICC Test rankings at 16th after his stupendous back-to-back hundreds in the opening cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli, whose twin hundreds went in vain as India lost the match by 48 runs on Saturday, rose 11 rungs...
  • Team India aim to grab top 3 spot in ICC Test rankings December 7, 2014

    Dubai: India would look to grab the number three position in the ICC Test Team Rankings as they take on Australia in a four-Test series which gets underway with the opening match in Adelaide on December 9. Currently placed sixth in the ranking, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men will have a chance...
  • MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar slip a place in ICC rankings December 2, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli remains second in the latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped a place to be ninth as India maintain second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped a place to be eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner...
  • India remain sixth in ICC Test rankings November 30, 2014

    Dubai: India remained sixth while Pakistan dropped a place to fourth after their heavy innings defeat against New Zealand, in the latest Test rankings released by the ICC on Sunday. The win meant that New Zealand has gained one rankings point and now lies two points adrift of sixth placed India,...
  • Germany lead FIFA rankings as minnows move up November 27, 2014

    Zurich: Germany still lead the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe's smallest nations made big gains after upset results. World Cup winner Germany stayed ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands in an unchanged top five. Further down, the Faeroe Islands climbed 82 places to No. 105 after beating Greece 1-0...