According to the latest rankings the quartet of Brendan Taylor, the captain, Tatenda Taibu, Hamilton Masakadza, Elton Chigumbura and Vusimuzi Sibanda were among those who slid down the rankings following the loss to Pakistan last month.
On the ICC rankings table the players dropped to 35th, 59th, 65th, 76th and 80th respectively.
The fortunes of the Zimbabwean bowlers were no better with Ray Price and Christopher Mpofu also dropping down the rungs.
Zimbabwe two months ago made a return to Test cricket after more than five years on the sidelines following the mass resignation of senior players.
The team is currently playing visiting New Zealand in a series of matches it started badly.
Meanwhile, the Southern African team’s prospects of closing the gap between them and Bangladesh in the One Day International Rankings are in tatters following their disappointing performances against the touring Black Caps as the New Zealanders are also known.
Zimbabwe are placed tenth out of 13 teams at 44 points. Bangladesh, their Asian rivals are on ninth with 61 points.
Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, India and England, in that order, are in the top five.
Ireland, Netherlands and Kenya are ranked lower than Zimbabwe.Post published in: Cricket