ICC Rankings: ODI teams - Australia top, Pakistan hit new low

Sport360 staff 15:33 05/09/2016
The Australian team celebrating their series win over Sri Lanka.

The defending World Champions gained one point to move to a rating of 124 and are now 11 ahead of Trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand in second-place

England also improved their rating by one point, but still find themselves in fifth.

Like bitter rivals Australia, who overcame Sri Lanka, England beat Pakistan by a 4-1 margin in the recently concluded series.

The hosts for next year’s Champions Trophy have been praised universally for their transformation in limited overs cricket since their first round exit at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

On the other hand, Pakistan are in severe danger of not automatically qualifying for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, with only the top eight on the ICC Rankings by September 30, 2017 doing so, and Azhar Ali’s men currently ninth on the list.

Pakistan’s current rating of 86 is their lowest since the current Rankings system was introduced in 2011. The Men in Green’s ODI team is a far cry from the Test side who are currently ranked number one in the longest format of the game.

India are still third, level with South Africa thanks to a rating of 110 but ahead on points with 5278 compared to South Africa’s 5047. Interestingly, Bangladesh can move as high as sixth if they can whitewash Afghanistan and defeat England in their next two ODI series.

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