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Australia Slips Down In New ICC World Rankings

Australia Slips Down In New ICC World Rankings

Since the beginning of the millennium, Australia has been ruling in the world of cricket, especially in the ODI and Test format.

Cricket news: This is the lowest rank for the Aussies since 1983 World Cup

In T20 cricket, Australia still has a lot of catching up to do, but in the other two formats, there has been a well-documented dominance.

But recently their name and form has been tarnished because of the recent ensuing scandals regarding the ball-tampering incident.

To add salt to injury, they have now slumped down in the latest World rankings and perhaps this is their lowest ranking ever.

Currently the Australian team, which is led by Tim Paine, is sitting at the sixth place behind Pakistan, which is a rating that have not experienced since the World Cup of 1983.

The slump in the ranking has been because of the recent losses in the ODIs at the hands of England which has moved the conditions of the Aussies from bad to worse.

The charismatic skipper of the team Tim Paine said that he believes his side has got a good chance of winning.

“I think we can (win), I really do,” he said. “I think our best cricket is good enough to beat these guys, we just haven’t put the complete package together. “In the first game we didn’t bat well, and (in Cardiff) we didn’t bowl as well as we would have liked.”

A more experienced player of the side in the likes of Shaun Marsh feels optimistic in this situations and believes that the team is heading to right direction and there is indeed lots of room for improvement.

“We know we need to improve a fair bit to get that win,” he said. “We’re heading in the right direction but we still need lots of improvement. “Hopefully we can see that in a few days’ time and try and get back into this series.”

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77