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ICC RANKINGS: NEW ZEALAND REPLACE ENGLAND AS TOP-RANKED ODI TEAM

ICC RANKINGS: NEW ZEALAND REPLACE ENGLAND AS TOP-RANKED ODI TEAM

Context

New Zealand have replaced England as the No. 1-ranked side in the One-day International rankings.

Details

  • After beating Bangladesh 3-0 last year, New Zealand gained three ranking points to move up slots in the ICC Men’s ODI team Rankings with an aggregate of 121.
  • Australia are on the  second with 118 points, while both  India and England are on 115.

About ICC ODI Championship

  • It is an international One Day International (ODI) cricket competition run by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • It is a ranking scheme based on the regular ODI match schedule.
  • After every ODI match, the two teams involved receive points based on a mathematical formula.
  • Each team's points total is divided by their total number of matches played to give a rating, and all the teams are ranked in a table in order of rating.

About One-Day Internationals

  • It is a form of limited overs cricket.
  • It is played between two teams with international status.
  • Each team faces a fixed number of overs(50 Overs).
  • The first ODI was played on 5 January 1971 between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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