England has completed the season as the top-ranked in ODI’s with the 50-over World Cup closing in. however, they need to win the four out of six games to head to the mega tournament on the first rank, against Ireland (one-day ODI) and Pakistan (five-match series).
As per the ICC’s annual update, that was released on May 2nd, Thursday, England is two points ahead of India with 123 points whereas South Africa on 115, New Zealand on 113 and Australia remains on 109. This update doesn’t include the results of the 2015-16 season, and the status of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 increases to 50 percent.
Whereas, Pakistan is on sixth rank 96 points bouncing Bangladesh on seventh with 87point. While Sri Lanka on the ninth position is led by West Indies on the eighth rank.
The ranking includes all the important top ten team in the list which is going to be the part of the upcoming World Cup.
The records confirm that England has played about 62 matches out of which it has succeeded 43 losing 14 during this period. While India remains the only team leading English behind in this period with overall played matches 49 out of which 18 are lost with the victory in 70 matches.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka participating in 71 ODIs but could win only 17 with the loss of 49. The win: loss ratio (0.346) has taken the team to its worst contrary to the other teams, exceptional of USA and Oman who had lost the only played ODI in the period.
Talking about the Test series, India had gained the top position with 113 points leaving New Zealand behind at the second with 111 is similar to the record of 2015-16 with their 2-0 loss to Australia. The test ranking is changed only where Australia is overtaken by England in the fourth place.
India is going on its best winning position with a percentage of 23 won matches out of the total 38 played matches in the three-year period.
Since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, New Zealand is at the top in the list of the least losing matches and India has possessed the second place in the list of least number of losses with 8 lost matches in spite of the fact that England has played more Tests than India.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and West Indies are close enough with 84 & 82 points at the seventh and eighth places respectively. Whereas Bangladesh has got ninth rank possessing 65 points and Zimbabwe remains at the bottom of the list with only 16 points.
Ireland and Afghanistan- the two new entrants are not included in this ranking list due to the insufficient participation in the Test Matches.