Australia move to the top of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League

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Aaron Finch’s Australia side has moved to the top of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points table after their 2-1 series victory over India.

The League is in its infancy but Australia have made a statement of intent with their start.

Australia’s dominance sees them summit league

Hosts Australia beat India in the first two matches of the series on their way to securing a 2-1 series win and have jumped to No.1 in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with 40 points. 

India, who won the last game of the series, are placed at the number six position with nine points. 

Australia were clinical in their approach with stellar performances in all departments, defeating Virat Kohli-led India after blowing their bowling away in the first two matches of the series.. 

In the third ODI at Canberra today, debutant T Natarajan from India dismissed Marnus Labuschagne to pick up his maiden international wicket after half-centuries from Virat Kohli, all-rounder Hardik Pandya (92*) and Ravindra Jadeja (66*). The performances helped India to a 13-run win. 

Australia had defeated England 2-1 in their previous series of the 13-team championship, which was introduced this year to bring context to ODI cricket and also to decide the seven direct qualifiers for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India, though assured of a berth as hosts, were to use the opportunity for long-term preparation. 

England moved down to second place

Reigning World Cup winners England are second in the points table with 30 points. They defeated Ireland 2-1 in the opening series of the championship before losing by the same margin to five-time world champions Australia.

Pakistan are also on 20 points after a 2-1 series win over Zimbabwe, who secured 10 points for their Super Over win in the final ODI played in Rawalpindi. 

South Africa will contest their first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against England between 4 and 9 December. The two sides will meet in three ODI matches, two at Newlands and one in Paarl.

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League – Standings

Rank Team Matches Won Lost Tied No result Points NRR Penalty Overs
1 Australia 6 4 2 0 0 40 +0.357
2 England 6 3 3 0 0 30 +0.790
3 Pakistan 3 2 1 0 0 20 +0.741
4 Zimbabwe 3 1 2 0 0 10 -0.741
5 Ireland 3 1 2 0 0 10 -1.749
6 India 3 1 2 0 0 9 -0.717 1
Netherlands
New Zealand
Afghanistan
South Africa
Sri Lanka
West Indies
Bangladesh

Last updated on 29 November 2020

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