Dubai, May 01 (ANI): Reigning world championsAustralia have consolidated their lead over second-rankedIndia at the top of the Reliance ICC ODI rankings while theWest Indies, Bangladesh andPakistan will be engaged in a tight struggle to secure the remaining two slots in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
The annual update has seen world cup runner-up New Zealand making the biggest move as they jumped eight points to be third-ranked ahead of South Africa. England, meanwhile, made the biggest fall as they have surrendered seven points, dropping to sixth-ranked, 12 points behind fifth-ranked Sri Lanka.
The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be played from 1 to 19 June in England and Wales, and the host country (England), plus the next seven highest-ranked ODI sides will participate in the event.
The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect results from the last three years. As such, results from 2011-12 have been dropped while the results from 2013-14 have been reduced to a weighting of 50 per cent.
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