England has leapfrogged India to claim the top position in the latest ICC ODI rankings after the annual update.
After adding eight points in their bag, the English team has now 125 points. On the other hand, the Indian team lost one point to slip to the second place. Men in Blue have now 122 in their pocket.
Eoin Morgan-led team has shown an upward swing in their improvement graph after their dismal show in the ICC World Cup of 2015.
England has won 41 out of the 63 matches they have played in the last two years. Thus, they have savour success in the previous 11 bilateral series out of the 14 they have participated in.
England aggressive approach has reaped fruits.
Meanwhile, South Africa have lost four points after the annual update to take their tally to 113 points.
Hence, the Proteas find themselves at the third place in the ladder. New Zealand is at the fourth place with 112 points while their neighbours, Australia occupies the fifth position. Australia has lost eight points to take their rating total to 104.
The Champions Trophy winners Pakistan takes the sixth place on the rankings tree with 102 rating points. Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka grab the seventh and eighth place with 93 and 77 rating points, respectively.
Windies who were able to make their way into the next World Cup is at the ninth position with 69 rating points.
Afghanistan who was able to win the ICC World Cup Qualifiers takes the tenth position in the rankings stack with 63 rating points.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli continues his domination in the 50-over format. Kohli is at the pinnacle of the batsmen rankings with 909 rating points.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma is on the sixth place while his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is at the 11th position.
Jasprit Bumrah is at the summit of the Bowler’s rankings with 787 rating points while Yuzvendra Chahal occupies the ninth pace. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel take the 13th and 14th rank, respectively.