ICC adds four teams to ODI rankings

ICC adds four teams to ODI rankings

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Dhaka – The International Cricket Council’s ODI team rankings has expanded to 16 teams after the governing body confirmed Friday the additions of four teams–Scotland, Netherlands, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates.The new teams join the 12 Test playing nations on the ODI list, which is headed by 2019 World Cup hots England and the ranking will be affected from June 1, said ICC media release.
This elevation means all ODIs these four sides will play against each other on the table hereafter will count towards a team’s rating points and performance in the rankings table.The Netherlands secured ODI status and a place in the 13-team ODI league by winning the ICC World Cricket League Championship last year, while Scotland, Nepal and the UAE earned ODI status by finishing as the three leading Associates in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.
Scotland have been ranked in 13th place on 28 points – 10 points behind 12th ranked Ireland – while the UAE are another 10 points behind on 18 in 14th position.
The Netherlands have 13 rating points and Nepal have 0 ratings point, but they will reflect on the ICC ODI team rankings table after both have played four more ODIs.
Nepal and the Netherlands will qualify for a full ranking after playing four more matches each.
Teams earn points from each match they play against oppositions with an ODI rating.
The positions of the 12 Test playing countries who were already on the table, are not affected by the introduction of these new teams on the table.
ICC ODI Team Rankings as on June 1:
Rank  Team  Points
1  England  125
2  India  122
3  South Africa  113
4  New Zealand  112
5  Australia  104
6  Pakistan  102
7  Bangladesh  93
8  Sri Lanka  77
9  West Indies  69
10  Afghanistan  63
11  Zimbabwe  55
12  Ireland  38
13  Scotland  28
14  UAE  18,UNB

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