ICC Team Rankings: India, England Lead on Annual Rankings

ICC Team Rankings: India, England Lead on Annual Rankings

England, India, ICC Team Rankings
England No. 1 in ODIs. (Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images)

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2019 World Cup hosts England has finished at the top, for this season in One-day International Cricket (ODI). The No. 1 ODI-ranked side went on to win 43 matches out of 62. Also, they have lost just 14 throughout the season. On the other side, Virat Kohli-led Team India have finished as the top-ranked Test side following the release of annual rankings from the ICC on Wednesday (May 2).

Well, the Eoin Morgan-led side will play six ODIs before the kick-off of the ODI showpiece on May 30 in London. The series is comprised of five-match series against Pakistan apart from a One-off T20 against Ireland.

Different England post-2015 World Cup:

England National Cricket Team, ICC World Cup 2019
England is one of the favourites to lift the World Cup.

Moreover, they’re supposed to win four games — to continue their domination as the top-ranked ODI side at the mega tournament.

England has bagged 123 points with India (121) sitting second on the list. Also, South Africa (115) is placed third followed by New Zealand (113) and their arch-rivals Australia (109).

However, the annual release witnessed South Africa pushing Kiwis to the fourth spot, whereas, the Windies have bagged eighth place by overtaking Sri Lanka.

Interestingly, during this entire period, the ninth-placed Lanka has played 71 matches, the most by any team. They went on to lose 49 and managed to win just 17.

During the annual phase, India played 70 matches to win 49. The Men in Blue went on to lose 18. Thus, they have won more games than England during the proposed time.

Rank    Team               Points

1          England            123 (-)

2          India                 121 (+1)

3          South Africa      115 (+3)

4          New Zealand     113 (+1)

5          Australia            109 (+1)

6          Pakistan           96 (-1)

7          Bangladesh        86 (-4)

8          West Indies        80 (+4)

9          Sri Lanka          76 (-)

10        Afghanistan       64 (-)

India’s domination continues in Tests:

ICC Rankings, India, England
India has won the most number of the Test matches in a three-year duration. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In the Test rankings, England has overtaken Australia to sit at the fourth spot, whereas, New Zealand (111) have maintained the second spot by picking three crucial points. India is topping the table with 113 points.

South Africa (108) has maintained third place by adding three points. Whereas, Australia has lost six points during the period to go down to 98 points.

India has emerged as a better side owing to the win percentage. Kohli’s team has clinched 23 victories in 38 matches and lost just eight since the kick-off of the 2016-17 season. Meanwhile, England (41) has played the most number of Tests during a three-year period.

Besides, the Zimbabwean team is languishing at the bottom of the table with 16 points.

Rank    Team                 Points

1          India                 113 (-3)

2          New Zealand     111 (+3)

3          South Africa      108 (+3)

4          England            105 (+1)

5          Australia             98 (-6)

6          Sri Lanka          94 (+1)

7          Pakistan             84 (-4)

8          West Indies        82 (+5)

9          Bangladesh       65 (-3)

10        Zimbabwe          16 (+3)

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor