In the latest ICC team rankings for the ODI’s South Africa grabbed the top spot displacing Australia. This is the first time in five years, South Africa are at the top of ODI team rankings. The Aussies were pushed to the second spot inspite of whitewashing Pakistan in the recently concluded ODI series at UAE.

South Africa too had a great away series against New Zealand where they won the first two matches and the third match was abandoned due to rain. India, who are currently in the third position with the same points as the Aussies have a good chance to go to the top if they whitewash Sri Lanka in the upcoming series and hope either South Africa or Australia winning the bilateral series between them with a 3-2 margin.

South Africa are also the number 1 Test team in the World.

Ranking

Team

Matches Played

Points

Ratings

1

South Africa

45

5163

115

2

Australia

43

4902

114

3

India

62

7035

113

4

Sri Lanka

65

7245

111

5

England

45

4804

107

6

Pakistan

53

5184

98

7

New Zealand

33

3158

96

8

West Indies

46

4395

96

9

Bangladesh

28

1940

69

10

Zimbabwe

31

1784

58

 

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