The Story

India’s recent loss to West Indies in the one-off T20I at the Kingston, Jamaica has affected the rankings in a negative manner for the Men in Blue. The Virat Kohli-led side was ransacked by the current World T20 champions by 9 wickets in the one side game.

Batting first, India scored 190/6 on a flat track with short boundaries. However, the target, which would have been a challenging one on any venue was made to look pea sized by West Indies opener Evin Lewis who slammed a record breaking 125 from just 62 balls. His knock witnessed 6 fours and 12 massive sixes and was enough to humiliate India.

The effect

The aftermath of the loss has now resulted in India dropping one place in the latest ICC T20 team rankings. With 115 points in their kitty, India is currently down to the fifth spot. Whereas, the West Indies have benefitted from the win and climbed up to the fourth spot, with 117 rating points.

There was no other change in the rankings otherwise. New Zealand has retained the top spot and are followed by England and Pakistan at the second and third place respectively.

Lewis experiences a surge

Evin Lewis has also gained some considerable ranking points after mauling Team India. The left-hander has climbed to fourth place in the batsman’s rankings for T20s. The chart is still led by Indian skipper Virat Kohli who made a quick fire 39 off just 22 balls after coming out as the opener in the match.

In the bowler’s chart, Samuel Badree, who bowled a spell of 0/31, has dropped to fifth place. Left arm spinner Imad Wasim of Pakistan has retained the numero uno position while Jasprit Bumrah is the highest ranked Indian bowlers, occupying the second place in the charts.

Team India’s next assignment is the tour Sri Lanka where they are scheduled to play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20. The series starts from with the first Test at Galle on July 26.


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