ICC released the ODI rankings earlier in which Australia slipped to the sixth position. They lost the first two matches against England in the five ODI-match series. The team attained its worst position in the ICC rankings after 34 years.
After their loss against England, the Australian skipper Shaun Marsh spoke to the Press. He said
“We felt like we were in the game right until the end, unfortunately, we just weren’t good enough,”
“We probably lost wickets at key times in our innings again and we couldn’t really build big partnerships at the start. We’ll have to be better in a few days’ time.
“We know we need to improve a fair bit to get that win. We’re heading in the right direction but we still need lots of improvement,” he added.
The Australians were facing a tough phase since January 2017. They lost 13 ODIs off 15 they played losing bilateral series against New Zealand, England, and India.
They were down due to the ball-tampering scandal of David Warner and Steven Smith in the test series against South Africa.
In order to improve their rankings, they have to win against at least one game against England out of three one- dayers remaining. On the other hand, Pakistan crept to the fifth position with the defeat of Australia against England.
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