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.”