02-May-2018 06:38:00 GMT
England new King of ODIs, Pakistan stay on top in T20I
Dubai: England have overtaken India to seize the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings following the annual update while Nepal have rejoined the T20I ratings but will need to play one more match before they are ranked on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Rankings.
England, who last topped the ODI rankings in January 2013 have gained eight points and moved to 125 points.
India, who were at the top before the update, have lost a solitary point and are in second place with a total of 122 points.
South Africa, who were second, have dropped down to third place after losing four points, from 117 to 113, leaving them nine points.
The remaining places remain unchanged, meaning that the current top 10 ranked sides are the ones who will be playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, there have been some significant changes in points.
ICC ODI Team Rankings (as on 2 May, following the annual update)
Pakistan maintain four-point lead in updated T20I table, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead of Sri Lanka in eighth slot.
Other significant changes on the T20I table see South Africa (114) and the Windies (114) both gain three points with the former ahead on decimals in sixth position, Sri Lanka (85, ninth position) lose four points, Zimbabwe (58, 12th) lose three points, the Netherlands (53, 13th) gain four points, Hong Kong (42, 15th) lose four points and Ireland (33, 17th) lose three points.
ICC T20I Team Rankings (as on 2 May, following the annual update)
|4||New Zealand||116 (-)|
|6||South Africa||114 (+3)|
|8 ||Afghanistan||87 (-1)|
|9||Sri Lanka||85 (-4)|
|12||Zimbabwe ||58 (-3)|
|15||Hong Kong||42 (-4)|
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