ICC ODI Rankings February 6, 2009

Australia drop to third in ODI rankings

Cricinfo staff

Australia's dismal run which has seen them lose their last five ODIs has resulted them slipping to third in the ICC ODI Rankings behind South Africa and India.

The top of the Rankings is so tight that another India win on Sunday could close the gap on South Africa to just two points, while New Zealand, in fourth, could close to within three points of South Africa with three more wins over Australia

Australia are now one point behind India, four off leaders South Africa and only four clear of New Zealand. But they can regain second spot if they win back-to-back matches against New Zealand on Sunday, in Sydney, and Adelaide, on Tuesday. If they win all three remaining games they can draw level with South Africa.

Team Matches Points Rating
South Africa 34 4245 125
India 45 5487 122
Australia 35 4241 121
New Zealand 29 3389 117
Pakistan 31 3446 111
England 32 3469 108
Sri Lanka 42 4336 103
West Indies 27 2463 91
Bangladesh 38 1731 46
Zimbabwe 32 736 23
Ireland 10 190 19
Kenya 12 0 0