Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC’s latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England.Also Read - Ravi Shastri Advised Virat Kohli to Quit ODI, T20I Captaincy: Reports
The Kangaroos will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth. Also Read - Mithali Raj Retains Number One Spot as Amy Satterthwaite Returns to Top-5 in ICC ODI Rankings
According to cricket.com.au, the last time Australia found themselves in the sixth position was way back in January 1984. Also Read - India Men's Cricket Team Home Season Announced: All You Need To Know About Schedule, Matches, Timings and Venue
It has been a swift fall for the defending world champions in the recent past.
Less than two years ago, they were ranked No.1 heading into an away series against South Africa, where they were whitewashed 5-0.
Thereafter, the five-time world champions have lost 13 of their 15 completed ODIs, in which time they have lost three successive bilateral series — to New Zealand, India and England — and exited the Champions Trophy at the group stage.
England, India and South Africa currently occupy the top three spots in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) rankings.
All eyes would be on the Indian cricket team when they travel to England for a Test, ODI and T20I series. The 1st Test starts on July 1 at Edgbaston.