Ahead of the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019, the International Netball Federation has released its annual INF World Rankings update. The latest rankings are inclusive of matches up to 30th June 2019.
The Uganda National Netball Team, known as The She Cranes have moved one place up in the released INF Rankings.
The She Cranes are now 6th in the world having accumulated a total of 2241 points with a rating of 125.
They have also moved to 2nd in Africa, behind South Africa (5th).
Malawi at 9th overall, Zimbabwe at 13th and Zambia at 15th, complete Africa’s top five best countries.
Australia, Jamaica, England, New Zealand and South Africa are the best five countries.
Malta has been dropped from the rankings as they have played no matches since July 2015, and Switzerland and Tonga have been relegated from the rankings as they have played fewer than eight matches since July 2015. 42 teams now having an INF World Ranking.
Uganda She Cranes are among the sixteen countries that will take part and are in Group D alongside the host England (3rd), Samoa (14th) and Scotland (7th).
The 2019 Netball World Cup will be the fifteenth staging of the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. Australia are the defending champions.