New Zealand dethrone England to become No. 1 ODI team in latest ICC rankings

Written by Vipin Darwade

After the latest annual update, New Zealand have climbed to the top of the ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings. The Black Caps have dethroned reigning champions England to become the number one side in ODI cricket. Moreover, the English side slipped from the top spot to the fourth.

The latest update also sees India plunging to third, marginally ahead of England.

The latest update, which rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent, has seen the likes of West Indies and Australia move up the ladder whereas despite India being in the top three, the Men in Blue have also conceded a spot (from second).

While England have lost their numero uno position in ODIs, the 2016 runners-up still have something to rejoice in as they continue to hold the top spot in ICC T20I rankings. England, India, New Zealand and Pakistan form the top four whereas Australia and South Africa occupy the fifth and sixth positions, respectively.

As this year’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in India in late 2021, is the major focus for every major team, expect many changes in the rankings in the coming months.

Meanwhile, the ICC Test rankings will be updated following the end of the Pakistan-Zimbabwe two-match Test series, in the African nation.

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