New Zealand substitute England at prime of males’s ODI rankings

New Zealand with their ODI trophy


New Zealand beat Bangladesh 3-0 in their most recent one-day international series

New Zealand have replaced world champions England at the top of the men’s one-day international rankings.

Eoin Morgan’s side have slipped to fourth overall, but remain top of the Twenty20 international rankings.

The update to the annual rankings halves the weighting of results from 2019-20, including the 50-over World Cup in which England beat New Zealand in an unforgettable final.

England have lost ODI series 2-1 to Australia and India in the last year.

They also lost the third ODI against Ireland in August after claiming the series.

New Zealand, who were previously third, beat Bangladesh 3-0 in their only ODI series in the last 12 months, with the international schedule greatly reduced because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australia have also moved up two slots to second, with India dropping one place to third.

England have increased their lead at top of the T20 rankings over India by five points, despite…