Following their 3-0 series loss to Australia, England dropped to No. 2 in the most recent ICC Men's ODI Team Rankings, which were revealed on Wednesday. New Zealand now holds the top spot.
The reigning ICC Men's Cricket World Cup champions experienced a rare defeat, which meant that within 10 days of winning the T20 World Cup 2022, they were thoroughly defeated in Australia and lost their position atop the ODI standings.
After losing the first two ODIs by six wickets and 71 runs, respectively, England was severely defeated by 221 runs (D/L method) in the third ODI, which was postponed due to rain, on Tuesday.
In the ODI Team Rankings table, New Zealand has reclaimed the top spot after losing it to England in September of this year.
England was comfortably in the lead before the series began with 119 rating points, five more than New Zealand. But after three straight losses, they dropped six points and eventually behind New Zealand (114) with 113.
Australia was rewarded for their excellent performance by moving up one spot to fourth with 112 rating points, replacing Pakistan, who had 107. As a result, India and Australia are now tied in terms of rating points, with India having a higher overall score.
With 112 rating points and 3802 total points, India is ranked third, while Australia is in fourth place with 112 and 3572 points, respectively.
In January 2023, England will have another chance to retake first place when they go to South Africa for a three-match series.