May 11, 2021

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ODI ranking: India 2nd in the ICC T20 ranking, drops to 3rd in the ODI chart after annual update

India retained second place in the ICC Twenty20 team standings, but dropped one step to third in the ODI standings following the annual update on Monday. India is behind first-ranked England (277) by five points in the T20 team standings.

During this span, England drew in a three-game series against Pakistan 1-1, defeating Australia 2-1 and South Africa 3-0 before losing a series to the away against India by a 2-3 lead.

New Zealand also won in the annual T20I update, dropping from fifth to third place after series victories over the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh. Australia dropped from third to fifth place.

In other movements at the top of the T20I rankings, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh each gained one place to reach eighth and ninth positions respectively, while the West Indies fell two places to 10th.

According to the ICC, these updates eliminate the 2017-18 results and halve the weighting of matches played in 2019-20, which includes the 2019 World Cup.

In the annual ODI team ranking update, India dropped a spot to third place behind Australia and New Zealand at the top of the list.

The Kiwis replaced reigning world champions England as the top ranked team in the ODI standings.

New Zealand, who beat Bangladesh 3-0 in their only ODI series in the past year, have moved up two places after gaining three classification points to a total of 121. Australia are second. with 118 points while India and England are both out of 115, with the former ahead of decimal points.

England’s fall to fourth position comes in the second annual update since winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s in the summer of 2019.

In the past 12 months, England have suffered a series loss or two to Australia and India, as well as an ODI lost to Ireland.

The latest update, which assesses all games played since May 2020 at 100% and those of the previous two years at 50%, sees Australia move up two places from fourth to second and India drop by one. place in the third. The West Indies overtook Sri Lanka in ninth position.

The Netherlands have been allowed to retain their ranking although they have only played four ODIs in the new ranking period as their scheduled fixtures have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was no change of venue in the two formats for Afghanistan, Pakistan or South Africa. Afghanistan is tenth for ODIs and seventh for T20Is, Pakistan is sixth for ODIs and fourth for T20Is while South Africa is fifth for ODIs and sixth for T20Is.

Despite the pandemic, 80 countries have played the required six T20Is over the past three years to stay in the rankings. Five countries lost their rankings after the update: The Gambia, Ghana, Hungary, Sierra Leone and Sweden.

The annual test ranking update will be carried out after the conclusion of the ongoing Pakistan-Zimbabwe round.