New Delhi: As the FIFA released its latest rankings on Thursday, we looked where the big boys of cricket playing nations stand in the game of soccer.
Even after knowing the fact that FIFA has 209 countries under it's umbrella, compared to ICC's ten Test teams, we found these statistics amazing.
South Africa who tops the chart in the ICC rankings, stands 74th in football standings.
England's Three Lions, who are at sixth position in Test table are the top cricket nation when it comes to football rankings.
Interestingly, Men in Blue, who holds the 2nd spot in cricket are at 163rd spot in soccer.
After England, West Indies (Trinidad & Tobago) are the best placed country, holding the 50th position in football. However, when it comes to cricket they are placed deep down at eighth spot.
Here are the other countries with their rankings.
Australia – ICC rankings 3rd – FIFA 59th
Pakistan – ICC rankings 4th – FIFA 185th
Sri Lanka – ICC rankings 7th – FIFA 188th
Zimbabwe – ICC rankings 10th – FIFA 108th
New Zealand – ICC rankings 5th – FIFA 150th
Bangladesh – ICC rankings 9th – FIFA 179th