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New Zealand has replaced reigning World champions England as the number one ranked side in the ODI rankings but England has retained their position at the top of the T20I table after the annual update carried out yesterday.
The updates rely on the matches played in 2019-20 which includes the 2019 World Cup. New Zealand despite inadequacy in the squad managed to make it to the semifinals owing to their brilliant overall performance and subverted the tables when they comprehensively defeated the Strong Indian side in the Semi-Finals. They made it to the finals for second time consecutively but lost due to the obnoxious boundary rule after tieing the Super Over. The Rule is now officially obsoleted. Jimmy neesham scored 13 off 5 from Archer’s super over but unfortunately game tied and England took the World Cup.
The current and consecutive world cup runner-up. New Zealand have advanced two slots in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings after gaining three rating points to reach an aggregate of 121. Australia is second with 118 points while India and England are both on 115 the former ahead on decimal points.
The World Cup champions in the past 12 months have suffered 2-1 series losses to Australia and India respectively, as well as an ODI lost to Ireland due to which they had to pay for it as they slipped three positions, finding themselves at fourth.
There has been no change of places in either format for Afghanistan, Pakistan or South Africa. Afghanistan are 10th in ODIs and seventh in T20Is, Pakistan are sixth in ODIs and fourth in T20Is while South Africa are fifth in ODIs and sixth in T20Is. The Netherlands also have been allowed to retain their ranking despite only having played four ODIs during the new rating period, since their scheduled fixtures were postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The annual update to the Test rankings will be carried out following the conclusion of the ongoing Pakistan v Zimbabwe series