1. (3) AUSTRALIA
On an nine game ODI winning streak and with a warm-up match victory over England too, Australia are the form team of the tournament. In a World Cup with a number of upsets already, this will guarantee nothing when they take on the West Indies in their next match.
LAST FIVE: PAK (W), PAK (W), PAK (W), PAK (W), AFG (W).
NEXT FIVE: WI, IND, PAK, SL, BANG.
2. (1) ENGLAND
It might well prove to be the loss they needed to have, but for the time being their slip up against Pakistan costs the World Number One team top spot in our Power Rankings.
LAST FIVE: PAK (W), PAK (W), PAK (W), SA (W), PAK (L).
NEXT FIVE: BANG, WI, AFG, SL, AUS.
3. (4) INDIA
As the last team to play, it was an impatient wait for India before they effectively ended South Africa’s World Cup hopes in their tournament opener.
LAST FIVE: AUS (W), AUS (L), AUS (L), AUS (L), SA ().
NEXT FIVE: AUS, NZ, PAK, AFG, WI.
4. (5) NEW ZEALAND
Merciless against Sri Lanka, and overcoming Bangladesh in a thriller, New Zealand has flagged their attentions at this World Cup.
LAST FIVE: BANG (W), BANG (W), BANG (W), SL (W), BANG (W).
NEXT FIVE: AFG, IND, SA, WI, PAK.
5. (6) BANGLADESH
The Tigers victory over West Indies was their fourth straight in the ODI format and seventh in their last 10. It may have come to an end against the Black Caps but they lost no friends after their thrilling defeat.
LAST FIVE: WI (W), IRE (W), WI (W), SA (W), NZ (L).
NEXT FIVE: ENG, SL, WI, AUS, AFG.
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6. (7) WEST INDIES
Couldn’t have been more impressive than they were in their first up victory over Pakistan but need a few more positive results to outweigh their pre-tournament form.
LAST FIVE: BANG (L), IRE (W), BANG (L), BANG (L), Pak (W)
NEXT FIVE: AUS, SA, ENG, BANG, NZ.
7. (8) PAKISTAN
Throwing the World Cup wide open with their victory over the hosts, Pakistan showed they weren’t in England and Wales to just make up the numbers.
LAST FIVE: AUS (L), AUS (L), AUS (L), WI (L), ENG (W).
NEXT FIVE: SL, AUS, IND, SA, NZ.
8. (2) SOUTH AFRICA
Put a fork in them, South Africa is done. On the bright side though, there will be no knockout stage heartbreak for the Proteas this time around.
LAST FIVE: W W, ENG (L), BANG (L), IND ().
NEXT FIVE: WI, AFG, NZ, PAK.
9. (10) SRI LANKA
Turning their fortunes around at the expense of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka showed they are no longer the team in the worst form of the 10 teams at the World Cup.
LAST FIVE: NZ (L), SCO (NR), SCO (W), NZ (L), AFG (W).
NEXT FIVE: PAK, BANG, AUS, ENG, SA.
10. (9) AFGHANISTAN
Would have had high hopes of winning one of their first two games. May not have a better opportunity for victory than the one they missed against Sri Lanka.
LAST FIVE: SCO (W), IRE (L), IRE (W), AUS (L), SL (L).
NEXT FIVE: NZ, SA, ENG, IND, BAN.
WEEK ONE RESULTS
Game 1 – England 8/311 (50) def South Africa 207 (39.5).
Game 2 – Pakistan 105 (21.4) def by West Indies 3/108 (13.4).
Game 3 – Sri Lanka 136 (29.2) def by New Zealand 0/137 (16.1).
Game 4 – Afghanistan 207 (38.2) def by Australia 3/209 (34.5).
Game 5 – Bangladesh 6/330 (50) def South Africa 8/309 (50).
Game 6 – Pakistan 8/348 (50) def England 9/334 (50).
Game 7 – Sri Lanka 201 (36.5/41) def Afghanistan 152 (32.4/41).
Game 8 – South Africa 9/227 (50) def by India 4/230 (47.3).
Game 9 – Bangladesh 244 (49.2) def by New Zealand 8/248 (47.1)