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New Zealand top-ranked ODI side after annual update to MRF Tyres ICC Men's Team Rankings

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New Zealand replace the reigning World champions England as the number one side in the annual ODI rankings update.
  • England extend lead over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings table; MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings to be updated at the end of the Zimbabwe-Pakistan series

New Zealand have replaced reigning World champions England as the number one ranked side in the ODI rankings but England have consolidated their position at the top of the T20I table after the annual update carried out on Monday.

These updates eliminate results from 2017-18 and halve the weighting of matches played in 2019-20 which includes the 2019 World Cup.

New Zealand, who defeated Bangladesh 3-0 in their only ODI series during the past year, 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 are second with 118 points while India and England are both on 115, the former ahead on decimal points.

England’s slip down to fourth position comes in the second annual update since they won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s in the summer of 2019.  In the past 12 months, they have suffered 2-1 series losses to Australia and India, as well as an ODI lost to Ireland. 

The latest update, that rates all matches played since May 2020 at 100 per cent and those of the previous two years at 50 per cent, sees Australia move up two places from fourth to second and India drop one place to third. The West Indies have overtaken Sri Lanka to ninth position.

The Netherlands 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.

England remain the top-ranked side in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, extending their lead over India to five points. During this period, they drew a three-match series against Pakistan 1-1, defeated Australia 2-1 and South Africa 3-0 before losing an away series to India by a 3-2 margin.

New Zealand have also gained in the annual T20I update, moving up from fifth to third after series wins over the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh. Australia have moved the other way, down from third to fifth.

In other movements at the top of the T20I rankings table, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have gained one place each to reach eighth and ninth positions, respectively, while the West Indies have dropped two places to 10th.

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.

Despite the pandemic, 80 countries have played the requisite six T20Is over the past three years to remain in the rankings. Five countries have lost their ranking after the update – Gambia, Ghana, Hungary, Sierra Leone and Sweden.

The annual update to the Test rankings will be carried out following the conclusion of the ongoing Pakistan v Zimbabwe series.

Summary of Movements in MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings following 2021 update

 Country

Old rating

New rating

Change

 

Old ranking

New ranking

Change

New Zealand

118

121

3

 

3

1

2

Australia

111

118

7

 

4

2

2

India

119

115

-4

 

2

3

-1

England

121

115

-6

 

1

4

-3

South Africa

106

107

1

 

5

5

0

Pakistan

102

97

-5

 

6

6

0

Bangladesh

89

90

1

 

7

7

0

West Indies

78

82

4

 

9

8

1

Sri Lanka

80

79

-1

 

8

9

-1

Afghanistan

59

62

3

 

10

10

0

Netherlands

44

49

5

 

12

11

1

Ireland

45

45

0

 

11

12

-1

Zimbabwe

42

39

-3

 

13

13

0

Oman

40

34

-6

 

14

14

0

Scotland

26

30

4

 

15

15

0

Nepal

18

24

6

 

17

16

1

UAE

21

21

0

 

16

17

-1

Namibia

17

16

-1

 

18

18

0

USA

13

12

-1

 

19

19

0

PNG

0

0

0

 

20

20

0

 

Summary of Movements in MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Team Rankings following 2021 update

 

 Country

Old rating

New rating

Change

 

Old ranking

New ranking

Change

England

272

277

5

 

1

1

0

India

270

272

2

 

2

2

0

New Zealand

255

263

8

 

5

3

2

Pakistan

260

261

1

 

4

4

0

Australia

267

258

-9

 

3

5

-2

South Africa

249

248

-1

 

6

6

0

Afghanistan

230

236

6

 

7

7

0

Sri Lanka

228

227

-1

 

9

8

1

Bangladesh

226

225

-1

 

10

9

1

West Indies

228

222

-6

 

8

10

-2

Zimbabwe

191

191

0

 

11

11

0

Ireland

190

188

-2

 

12

12

0

Nepal

183

187

4

 

14

13

1

Scotland

182

185

3

 

15

14

1

UAE

186

184

-2

 

13

15

-2

PNG

179

179

0

 

16

16

0

Netherlands

175

175

0

 

18

17

1

Oman

176

173

-3

 

17

18

-1

Namibia

158

157

-1

 

19

19

0

Singapore

142

140

-2

 

20

20

0

Qatar

130

129

-1

 

22

21

1

Canada

130

126

-4

 

21

22

-1

Hong Kong

119

121

2

 

23

23

0

Jersey

115

114

-1

 

25

24

1

Kenya

116

112

-4

 

24

25

-1

Italy

110

111

1

 

27

26

1

Kuwait

110

108

-2

 

26

27

-1

Saudi Arabia

107

107

0

 

28

28

0

Denmark

98

101

3

 

29

29

0

Bermuda

92

95

3

 

30

30

0

Malaysia

88

86

-2

 

31

31

0

Uganda

87

85

-2

 

32

32

0

Germany

87

84

-3

 

33

33

0

USA

79

81

2

 

34

34

0

Botswana

72

79

7

 

37

35

2

Nigeria

67

75

8

 

39

36

3

Guernsey

72

72

0

 

36

37

-1

Norway

62

71

9

 

40

38

2

Austria

69

70

1

 

38

39

-1

Spain

59

57

-2

 

42

40

2

Bahrain

47

57

10

 

49

41

8

Romania

60

57

-3

 

41

42

-1

Belgium

50

56

6

 

47

43

4

Tanzania

56

56

0

 

44

44

0

Philippines

48

48

0

 

48

45

3

Mexico

29

45

16

 

61

46

15

Cayman Islands

54

44

-10

 

45

47

-2

Vanuatu

47

44

-3

 

50

48

2

Belize

42

42

0

 

51

49

2

Argentina

51

41

-10

 

46

50

-4

Peru

33

36

3

 

55

51

4

Fiji

35

35

0

 

54

52

2

Malawi

40

35

-5

 

53

53

0

Panama

32

32

0

 

56

54

2

Samoa

31

32

1

 

59

55

4

Costa Rica

32

32

0

 

58

56

2

Japan

32

32

0

 

57

56

1

Malta

17

31

14

 

69

58

11

Thailand

21

25

4

 

66

59

7

Portugal

25

24

-1

 

63

60

3

Czech Republic

30

24

-6

 

60

61

-1

Luxembourg

25

23

-2

 

62

62

0

Finland

23

21

-2

 

64

63

1

South Korea

20

20

0

 

68

64

4

Mozambique

14

19

5

 

70

65

5

Isle of Man

20

19

-1

 

67

66

1

Bulgaria

22

18

-4

 

65

67

-2

Bhutan

13

12

-1

 

72

68

4

Maldives

10

9

-1

 

74

69

5

St Helena

9

9

0

 

76

70

6

Brazil

14

8

-6

 

71

71

0

Chile

9

4

-5

 

75

72

3

Gibraltar

0

3

3

 

79

73

6

Myanmar

4

0

-4

 

78

74

4

China

0

0

0

 

80

75

5

Indonesia

5

0

-5

 

77

75

2

Lesotho

0

0

0

 

80

75

5

Rwanda

0

0

0

 

80

75

5

Eswatini

0

0

0

 

80

75

5

Turkey

0

0

0

 

80

75

5

 

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