SYDNEY – Australia has returned to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Team Rankings after defeating South Africa 4-1 in the five-match one day international (ODI) series, which concluded in Sydney on Sunday.
Four time world champion had started the series in third position on 114 ratings points and has finished on equal points with India on 117 ratings points, however Australia are only 0.2 ranking points ahead of India.
South Africa had moved ahead of Australia last month, following its 2-0 victory over New Zealand.
With just one ranking point separating them, fourth placed SriLanka hosts fifth placed England in sixth, and Pakistan placed in seven-ODI series which starts in Colombo on Wednesday.
ICC ODI rankings is as below :