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India back to No.1 in ICC T20I Team Rankings


  • India have emerged as the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the ICC T20I Team Rankings, which was announced on Thursday. India have swapped places with World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka.

    In the past 12 months, India have lost just one T20I which was against Sri Lanka in the recent ICC WT20 final in Bangladesh, while Sri Lanka have lost four matches. The weight-age of 2013-2014 results are at 100 per cent. Whereas, the results in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 are now weighted at 50 per cent. Therefore, Sri Lanka’s strong performances in those two earlier years are now counted less.

    In the other major change, the West Indies have slipped two places. This drop has moved Australia and New Zealand up by one place each.

    In all 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland, have played sufficient T20I matches to be ranked on the table. Three countries Nepal, UAE and Hong Kong are unranked, as they haven’t played the minimum number of eight matches during the rankings period, but do have a rating.

    Here are the Team Rankings for T20I format of the teams who gained T20I status.

     

    Team

    Matches

    Points

    Rating

    India

    15

    1963

    131

    Sri Lanka

    22

    2859

    130

    Pakistan

    26

    3194

    123

    South Africa

    23

    2785

    121

    Australia

    22

    2454

    112

    New Zealand

    20

    2196

    110

    West Indies

    23

    2520

    110

    England

    23

    2220

    97

    Ireland

    12

    1046

    87

    Bangladesh

    16

    1147

    72

    Netherlands

    14

    951

    68

    Afghanistan

    12

    743

    62

    Zimbabwe

    11

    573

    52

    Scotland

    10

    512

    51

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