ICC ODI Rankings: India Pips England to Sit at the Top
India has moved to the top of the ICC ODI Rankings following the abysmal show from England, of late. Following the loss against Australia at historic Lord’s on Tuesday (June 25), the Men in Blue has emerged as a top-ranked side with 123 rating points whereas England slid to the second spot with 122 rating points.
It’s pertinent to point out that the Three Lions have topped the ICC ODI rankings since May 2018. Recently back-to-back losses against Sri Lanka and Australia have added miseries for English camp as they are keen to make it to the semi-finals of the twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup 2019 in the United Kingdom (UK).
With a 64-run loss against Australia, England has lost two consecutive games for the first time since 2015 on home soil.
New Zealand follows England. The unbeaten team at the ongoing World Cup after six matches. The Black Caps led by Kane Willaimson have bagged 116 rating points. Also, Australia had put up a grand show at the ICC World Cup, Aaron Finch-led side are topping the World Cup standings with 12 points in seven matches.
With Australia having 112 points, South Africa is sitting fifth with 109 points. On the other side, mercurial Pakistan has 94 rating points under their belt with Bangladesh following them with 92 rating points.
At the bottom of the table, Sri Lanka is placed at the eighth spot with 78 points. Also, Windies have the same amount of rating points.
Afghanistan completes the ten team list with 60 rating points on the ICC ODI rankings.
India No. 1 in ICC ODI Team Rankings:
Well, while talking about India’s dominance, they’ve put up a grand show at the ICC World Cup. They’re placed third on the World Cup points table with four wins in five matches. Virat Kohli has led his team well, which saw a significant contribution at the top.
India will face the Windies on Thursday (June 27) at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Here is the ICC ODI Rankings table:
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