Melbourne: Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth place on the Worldwide Cricket Council’s (ICC) newest One-Day Worldwide (ODI) rankings desk after shedding the opening two fixtures of the continuing five-match rubber in opposition to England.

Australia's Aaron Finch walks off after losing his wicket in the second ODI in Cardiff. Reuters

Australia’s Aaron Finch walks off after shedding his wicket within the second ODI in Cardiff. Reuters

The Kangaroos might want to win no less than one of many three remaining video games within the sequence to climb back above Pakistan to fifth.

In keeping with, the final time Australia discovered themselves in sixth place was means back in January 1984.

It has been a swift fall for the defending world champions within the latest previous.

Lower than two years in the past, they have been ranked No1 heading into an away sequence in opposition to South Africa, the place they have been whitewashed 5-0.

Thereafter, the five-time world champions have misplaced 13 of their 15 accomplished ODIs, through which time they’ve misplaced three successive bilateral sequence — to New Zealand, India and England — and exited the Champions Trophy on the group stage.

England, India and South Africa at the moment occupy the highest three spots within the ICC ODI rankings.


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