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Australia slips further in ICC ODI rankings

Sporting News logo Sporting News 2/10/2017
© Provided by Sportal com au Ahead of the five match ODI series against India, Australia had the chance to reclaim top spot on the International Cricket Council's One-Day International team rankings. With the series now over - and the hosts triumphant, 4-1 - the Aussies find themselves in third position on the table.

India's series triumph means they are now the number one ranked ODI team ahead of South Africa, followed by Australia. India also sits on top of the ICC Test team rankings with Australia in fifth position, one spot below New Zealand.

Australia began this year as the number ranked limited-overs team in the world. But series loses to New Zealand and India have contributed in the rankings slide for the the reigning ODI world champions.

The next test for the Aussies will be three T20 Internationals, against India, starting October 8. Going in to this series, Australia sits a lowly seventh on the ICC T20I rankings table.

As part of its Australian cricket strategy (2017-2022), Cricket Australia’s expectation is for all elite teams to be ‘no.1 in all formats’. Currently the Australian women’s team is the ICC number one ranked nation across all three forms of the game.

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