England Usurp India To Become No.1 Ranked Team In ODI

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| May 2 , 2018 , 16:30 IST

England have overtaken India to become the top-ranked side in ODIs following an annual update on Wednesday.

England's rise up the table is largely because of a forgettable 2014-15 season which saw them winning only seven out of 25 ODIs against other Full Members.

The 2014-15 season has been dropped from the latest calculations while those from the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons are weighted at 50 percent. This enabled them to gain eight more points to be ahead of India by three points in the second place.

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South Africa who were previously second, fell down to third place and are nine points adrift of India at 113.

New Zealand maintains their fourth place in the rankings and head of neighbours and 2015 ICC World Cup Champions Australia.

India’s arch-rivals Pakistan are sixth and only two points behind Australia at 102.

In other changes, Bangladesh (93 points) have gained three points, Sri Lanka (77) have lost seven points, the West Indies (69) have lost five points, Afghanistan (63) have gained five points, Zimbabwe (55) have gained four points and 12th-placed Ireland (38) have lost three points.

In the T20 rankings, Pakistan dominates the rankings by maintaining the top spot ahead of Australia and Sri Lanka.