Australia fall to fourth in ODI rankings,plummet in T20

Australia lost No 1 position on the ICC ODI rankings for the first time since September 2009.

Written by Agencies | Dubai | Published:August 9, 2012 10:45 am

Four-time former world champion Australia have lost No 1 position on the ICC ODI rankings for the first time since September 2009 following an annual update which took place on Wednesday.

Australia fell to fourth spot which is its lowest ranking since the ODI table was launched in 2002 as their outstanding record of 30 wins and eight defeats from 40 ODIs in 2009-10 does not reflect any longer after the update.

Following this year’s annual update,England became the number-one ranked ODI side,leading second-placed South Africa by one-sixth of a rating point,while world champion India are third – just one ratings point behind England.

This is the first time England topped the ODI Championship table since it was launched in 2002. It is also the first time England can claim to be the top ODI team since January 1996,after the rankings are applied retrospectively.

Meanwhile,South Africa replaced England as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship table after the annual update.

However,the number-one T20 ranking,like in the current Test and forthcoming ODI series,will be up for grabs when the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champion England and South Africa go head to head in a three-T20I series starting on 8 September in Chester-le-Street.

Australia has also slipped from sixth position to ninth,as its excellent results in early 2010 have now been removed,while West Indies has moved up from eighth to fifth after benefiting from the exclusion of its results from early 2010.

ICC ODI Championship

1. England: 121 (+3)

2. South Africa: 121 (+3)

3. India: 120 (+1)

4. Australia: 112 (-7)

5. Sri Lanka: 108 (-2)

6. Pakistan: 105 (+2)

7. West Indies: 94 (+6)

8. New Zealand: 74 (-8)

9. Bangladesh: 71 (+4)

10. Zimbabwe: 50 (+4)

11. Ireland: 35 (-1)

12. Netherlands: 16 (+1)

13. Kenya: 11 (+3)

ICC T20 Championship

1. South Africa: 130 (+8)

2. England: 129 (-1)

3. Sri Lanka: 119 (+9)

4. India: 111 (+1)

5. West Indies: 111 (+8)

6. Pakistan: 109 (+1)

7. New Zealand: 101 (-4)

8. Bangladesh: 95 (+5)

9. Australia: 93 (-14)

10. Ireland: 88 (+5)

11. Zimbabwe: 47 (-4)

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