ICC Rankings: England dislodge India from top ODI rank
International cricket action might be on a break due to the Indian Premier League but as per the latest ICC rankings, India have been dethroned from the number one spot in ODIs. England have leapfrogged the men in blue to make the top spot their own. The Three Lions gained eight points while India lost a point.
England currently have 125 points under their belt, while India are at 122 and are currently on second spot in the latest rankings. Eoin Morgan's men rose to the top spot because the 2014-15 season hasn't been considered in the latest calculations. On the other hand, the results from 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons have each been given a 50% weight-age.
If the 2014-15 season is taken into consideration, England would lose several points since they won just 7 of their 25 ODIs against full member nations. However, their fortunes changed after the 2015 ICC World Cup and since then they have won 11 out of their 14 bilateral ODI series. England held the top spot previously in 2013.
South Africa are placed third with 113 points and are followed by New Zealand. The Black Caps are just a point behind Proteas. Australia are slotted in the 5th spot with 104 points followed by last year's Champions Trophy winner Pakistan in sixth with 102 points to their name. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are in seventh, eighth and ninth positions respectively.
The latest T20 rankings have Pakistan comfortably holding the top spot with 130 points followed by Australia with 126 points. Virat Kohli's men in blue are placed third with 123 points to their name. New Zealand are placed 4th with 116 points followed by England with a point behind. South Africa and West Indies have 114 points.