England have suffered a loss in the ICC rankings after their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Australia in the three-match ODI series.

England have lost their number one position in the ICC ODI rankings released on Wednesday. As a result, the New Zealand team has again reached the top. England had overtaken New Zealand to take the top spot in September this year. At the same time, leaving Pakistan, Australia has reached number 4.

T20I world champions England had 119 rating points before this series, but due to three defeats, England lost 6 points. Now it has 113 rating points. In such a situation, New Zealand has reached the top with 114 rating points.

At the same time, India occupies the third position with 112 rating points, while Australia is at number four with 112 rating points. India’s total score (3802) is more than Australia’s total score (3572).

The ongoing war between New Zealand and England to become number one –

It may be noted that New Zealand and England have beaten each other for the No. 1 spot in the ODI rankings for the last two years. New Zealand had overtaken England to take the top spot in May 2021 and held the position until September 2022, but lost the number one spot after a series loss to Australia.

Australia clean sweeped –

Soon after becoming T20I World Cup champions, England took on Australia in an ODI series but David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith and Adam Zampa starred as the hosts cleaned up the visitors.

England will play a three-match ODI series with South Africa in January next year. Australia also have to play three ODIs against South Africa in January, but this series will be on their soil.

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