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24 February 2024

Consistency key for India to maintain rankings: Sehwag

Virender Sehwag (SUPPLIED)

By Reuters

India must maintain their momentum and play at a high level on a consistent basis to keep their place among the world's top-ranked teams, said vice- captain Virender Sehwag.

India climbed to the top of the Test rankings for the first time in December but the team has struggled to establish supremacy in ODIs.

They start the new year with a triangular one-day series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from tomorrow, followed by two Tests against Bangladesh.

"I think our target is just to play good amount of cricket. You know, last two years we were playing very tough and good cricket. So hopefully we will do it in 2010 also," Sehwag said on yesterday after the team arrived at Dhaka airport. "It's important for the team to play well consistently. If you do that you will stay there in number one or number two positions."

India are ranked second in the ODI format behind Australia but can close the gap with a good performance. India had defeated a full-strength Sri Lanka 3-1 in a recent home series dominated by batsmen.


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