ICC expands ODI rankings

ICC (International Cricket Council) has added Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Nepal and Netherlands to the ODI team rankings. The ODI rankings have now 16 teams in total.

ICC expands ODI rankings
Nepal, the new ODI nation. Photo: ICC


With the World Cup in England and Wales is just a year away, ICC has expanded number of teams in the rankings. Though only 10 teams will be competing in the World Cup.

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Netherlands regained their ODI status and qualified for 13-team ODI league by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year. Scotland, UAE and Nepal got ODI status by finishing as top three association nations (along with Netherlands).

Scotland and UAE have retained their ODI status. They played in 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Netherlands lost their status before 2015 World Cup but regained four years later. Nepal are yet to play an ODI, getting the status for the first time.

The World Cup qualifier was held in Zimbabwe this year for final two spots. Windies, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Nepal and Hong Kong were the participating teams. Afghanistan (winners) and Windies got tickets for 2019 World Cup.

England are leading the 16-team ODI rankings with 125 points. India are left behind with 122 points. Bangladesh are seventh with 93 points. Scotland are ranked 13th (28 points), UAE 14th (18 points). Nepal and Netherlands are on zero points.

ICC ODI team rankings:

1. England – 125 points

2. India – 122 points

3. South Africa – 113 points

4. New Zealand – 112 points

5. Australia – 104 points

6. Pakistan – 102 points

7.Bangladesh – 93 points

8. Sri Lanka – 77 points

9. West Indies – 69 points

10. Afghanistan – 63 points

11. Zimbabwe – 55 points

12. Ireland – 38 points

13. Scotland – 28 points

14. UAE – 18 points

*Netherlands and Nepal will qualify for a full ranking once they play four more matches each

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