ICC Rankings | ICC rankings: India slip to third spot, Australia retain top spot

Dubai: India slipped to the third spot behind Pakistan in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released on Thursday while Australia retained the top spot. Five-time world champions Australia improved their rating by five points following the annual update of the rankings. The team now has 118 rating points. Pakistan is second with 116 rating points and India is third with 115 rating points. According to the ICC release, “Before the annual update, Australia were on top with 113 points and India were second in decimal difference. Pakistan were in third place with 112 points but after their win in the fourth ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand, they were on top for a while. Also read Pakistan would have remained on top of the table if they had won the fifth ODI but New Zealand prevented them from sweeping the table by winning the match. The ICC annual rankings cover all ODI series completed since May 2020. In this, 50 marks per cent have been given for the series completed before May 2022 while 100 marks per cent have been given to all the series after that. The ICC said, “This means that Pakistan’s 0-4 defeat against England has been removed from this ranking, while the 0-3 defeat against the same team in 2021 will count for 50 percent rating points.” I came India had to bear the brunt of the 1-2 defeat against Australia in this ranking. New Zealand (104) are fourth in the rankings, while England are fifth with a loss of 10 ratings points. He has 101 rating points. Afghanistan made a big jump to eighth place, overtaking Sri Lanka (ninth place) and West Indies (10th place). South Africa is sixth and Bangladesh is seventh. (agency)

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