ICC ODI Team Rankings: New Zealand Replaces England From Top Spot, India Drops To 3rd Rank

ICC ODI Team Rankings: New Zealand Replaces England From Top Spot, India Drops To 3rd Rank

New Zealand Cricket Team
New Zealand Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand have climbed to the top spot in updated ICC Men’s ODI rankings while India have dropped to 3rd spot. England have lost their top spot in the latest ODI rankings. ICC announced the latest rankings in a press release. Every year in May, the rating period is recalibrated. Under the process, only the results from the past three years are taken into consideration.

Now, the latest rankings have been analyzed after the results of the last two years are given 50 per cent weightage. While the matches since May 2020 are given a full weighting. New Zealand ranked on the 3rd spot in the old list but they have now climbed to the top spot. India has also lost one rank as they have dropped to the 3rd spot from their earlier rank of 2nd.

New Zealand vs England
New Zealand vs England (Image Credit: Twitter)

New Zealand Replaces England From Top Spot

New Zealand replaced England from the top spot in the latest rankings in ODIs. Earlier, England held the top spot with 121 ratings. After the update, New Zealand hold the top spot with 121 ratings. England have 115 ratings in the updated list.

New Zealand have won 20 of their 30 ODIs in the past three years. During the time, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh in ODI series. New Zealand also reached the final of ICC ODI World Cup 2019 and ended as runner-up. These all results worked in New Zealand’s favour.

On the other hand, England lost the ODI series to India and Australia during the last three years. England also lost an ODI against Ireland. England had won five straight bilateral ODI series in the 2017/18 season. Those victories were dropped from the consideration during the latest update as they happened before May 2018.

India Cricket Team
India Cricket Team (Image Credit: Twitter)

Moreover, India have dropped to the 3rd spot from the 2nd in the latest ODI rankings. Earlier, India had 119 ratings but now have 115 ratings. Australia also jumped two places to get the 2nd spot. Australia have 118 ratings in the updated ODI rankings. They earlier had 111 ratings.

Among other teams, South Africa have retained their 5th spot in ODI rankings. Pakistan and Bangladesh have also retained their old rank of 6 and 7 respectively. West Indies have gained 1 rank from 9th and moved to 8th spot in latest ODI rankings. Sri Lanka have dropped to the 9th spot than their earlier rank of 8.