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







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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4397 116
2 South Africa 3712 106
3 England 4722 105
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 Australia 3663 102
6 Sri Lanka 3668 97
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1 England 6918 126
2 India 7000 121
3 New Zealand 4803 112
4 South Africa 4985 111
5 Pakistan 4370 102
6 Australia 3980 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 4979 138
2 India 5064 127
3 Australia 2953 118
4 England 2586 118
5 New Zealand 2803 112
6 South Africa 2334 111