ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No. 1 spot, India on third spot

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ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No. 1 spot, India on third spot
ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No. 1 spot, India on third spot

ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No. 1 spot, India on third spot

New Zealand drops to second place in the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after suffering its second straight loss in the series against Australia.

In the ICC ODI Team Rankings as a result, Jos Buttler-led England has risen to the top with a rating of 119, while New Zealand has dropped to second with a rating of 117. They are followed by India, Pakistan, Australia, and South Africa, with scores of 111, 107, 104, and 101, respectively.

After losing the top rank to New Zealand in May 2021, England reclaims it. Even though the Blackcaps can tie England at 119 ratings if they win the series’ last ODI, they will still finish in second place due to their lower rating points.

In the three-match series, New Zealand has faced two challenging games. In the opening ODI, Australia grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat. Australia was having trouble in their chase of 233 at 44/5 before Cameron Green and Alex Carey performed a rescue.

ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No 1 spot, India on third spot
ICC ODI Team Rankings: England dethrone New Zealand for World No 1 spot, India on third spot

With both batters scoring fifty runs, the sixth-wicket partnership contributed 158 runs. New Zealand did able to make a comeback in the game with three wickets but cramped-up Green and Adam Zampa guided Australia to win.

New Zealand’s second ODI bowling effort was outstanding, limiting Australia to 195/9 runs. Early on, Matt Henry dismissed both of the openers before Trent Boult smashed Australia with a four-for. Before lower-order efforts from Mitchell Starc, Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood lifted them to a modest score, the visitors were at one stage 117/8.

In response, Starc and Sean Abbott quickly destroyed New Zealand. Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell dropped the anchor in order to avoid Zampa trapping the skipper. In his very next over, the leggie struck out the other batter in the set. Also reducing the Black Caps’ side by half and scoring 38 runs.

There was no real recovery from the lower order. And the visitors crumbled to 82 all out, losing by a whopping 113 runs.