England have lost their top spot in the ICC ODI rankings to New Zealand after losing 3-0 to Australia in the series that ended on Tuesday. As a result, New Zealand, who had lost pole position to England in September this year, have regained their place atop the rankings chart. Australia, meanwhile, moved past Pakistan to go to No. 4 in the rankings.
England, the current ODI world champions, had 119 rating points going into the series in Australia but lost six points with the three defeats. Australia now have 112 rating points, the same as third-placed India, but India have more overall points (3802 overall points to Australia’s 3572).
England’s next ODI assignment will be a three-match away series against South Africa in January next year. Australia too play South Africa in three ODIs in January, but at home.