The 2019 World Cup now has less than a month left and England are the first team in ODIs. But, India has succeeded in reducing the gap from this country, which is now just two digits. The difference between New Zealand and India ranked second in the Test rankings is just two points from eight.
According to the ICC statement, the update in the ranking was made after the series reversal of 2015-16 and 50 percent of the results of 2016-17 and 2017-18 were included.
There is less than a month left in the 2019 World Cup and England is the number one team in ODIs, but India has been able to reduce the gap from this country, which is now just two points.
The difference between New Zealand and India ranked second in the Test rankings is just two points from eight.
Before the update, India had 116 points and New Zealand had 108 points but Virat Kohli’s team won 3-0 on South Africa and 2-1 win over Sri Lanka to be part of 2015-16 season due to which they lost three points. While the defeat of two 2-0 against New Zealand’s Australians was lifted, giving them three points.
The only change in place in the table is that in which England have beaten Australia in fourth place and it has 105 points. Australia are at 98 points after losing six points as they won five to four series in 2015-16, which was not part of the calculation.
The difference between Pakistan’s seventh place and the eighth place West Indies has been reduced from 11 to two points.
England have retained the top spot in the ODI rankings but before going to the top-ranked team in the World Cup, they will have to beat Ireland in the forthcoming one-day and then Pakistan will have to beat in the domestic series 3-2 or else If he loses to Ireland, then he will have to beat Pakistan better than 4-1.
South Africa have dropped New Zealand out of third place, while West Indies have reached seventh place ahead of Sri Lanka in another variation.
No team has been out of the top 10, it has ensured that only 10 top ranking teams will play in the World Cup.
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