India gain three points and retain 4th spot after ICC Women's annual rankings update

India's women team, which had reached the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in July, has closed in the gap with third-placed New Zealand in ICC Women's team rankings

PTI, October 03, 2017

Dubai: India have remained static at No. 4 position but gained three significant points to reach 116 in the ICC Women's Team Rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update.

The Indian women's team, which had reached the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in July, has closed in the gap with third-placed New Zealand.

New Zealand maintained their third position with their pre-update tally of 118 points.

File image of Indian women's team. Reuters

File image of Indian women's team. Reuters

India captain Mithali Raj said her team is aiming to climb up to No. 3 position.

"Gaining these valuable points is no mean achievement and have come after some fine performances over the past year, including at the World Cup. I'm sure this will inspire our team in matches ahead," said Mithali.

"We are now close to New Zealand in the rankings and will aim to be number three," she added.

The table is headed by England, who have dethroned Australia from the top position.

England are now level with Australia on 128 points but ahead on decimal points after the annual update, following which results from the 2013-14 season are no longer included.

The rankings now take into account 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons at 50 per cent each while the 2016-17 season accounts for 100 per cent.

England and Australia are the only sides to see a change in the rankings.

The Windies are in fifth position but have lost four points to be at 101, South Africa at sixth are on 93 points, Pakistan have lost one point and are on 72 while Sri Lanka too are unchanged in points to be at eighth position.

Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114