Zambia has been ranked number 15 in the World by the International Netball Federation.
This is according to the revised rankings released today.
The Shepolopolo Queens are now ranked 5th in Africa.
The latest rankings see Australia retain their position as the top team in the world, however, New Zealand is closing the gap in second place, England overtakes Jamaica to claim back third place.
South Africa has remained fifth in the world and makes them the highest-ranked African team in the rankings with Malawi being ranked 6th in the world followed by Uganda.
The INF Board decided to reduce the number of matches required to obtain a ranking from eight to six.
This allows some countries who have not been able to play eight matches in this period due to the suspension of international play to maintain their ranking.
The Data is based on matches played up to 29th May 2020.