In the latest ICC ODI team rankings, announced by ICC, the Australian Cricket team by winning the ODI Series 4-1 against Sri Lanka have gained one point. Australia is at number 1 position and has increased their gap with respect to New Zealand. Australia is at 124 points. Australia have a chance to consolidate their top spot as they face South Africa in five matches ODI series.
While New Zealand is in the second place who are at 113 points. With no ODI matches to be played till October, they don’t have a chance to climb to the top spot. The Indian team is at number 3 with 110 points. India too doesn’t have any ODI cricket until October. India and South Africa are on the same points with 110 but due to decimal points, India is placed at the number 3 and South Africa is at number 4.
By virtue of winning the ODI series against Pakistan, England has jumped from 106 to 107 points. England has performed well in home season defeating Sri Lanka and Pakistan easily. Sri Lanka who lost the ODI Series against Australia by 1-4 remains in the sixth place but has dropped down one-point.
Bangladesh is at number 7th in the ODI rankings and hopes to win the ODI series against Afghanistan. They will be hoping to win one of the matches in ODI series against England. This will help them to become the number sixth place in the rankings.
West Indies are at number 8th in the rankings with 94 points. They have a chance to climb up if they win the ODI Series against Pakistan.
Pakistan after losing the ODI Series against England 1-4 has made life tough for them. This has put in danger of not qualifying automatically.
The last position is occupied by Afghanistan who would be looking to impress with good performances in ODI series against Bangladesh.
Here we look at the ICC ODI rankings
- Australia– 124 points
- New Zealand-113 points
- India-110 points
- South Africa-110 points
- England-107 points
- Sri Lanka– 101 points
- Bangladesh-98 points
- West Indies-94 points
- Pakistan– 86 points
- Afghanistan-49 points.