India acquires the top position in the ICC rankings

Editor Sportzwiki / 03 April 2014

Indian has got hitched a ride on their magnificent unconquered run in order to get their workforce on the prestigious ICC World Twenty20 Trophy and taken a header to sew them up in the uppermost position, replacing Sri Lanka,  in the ICC rankings that has been declared on Wednesday.

“India has hauled in front of Sri Lanka into the turn-one spot on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Table,” the ICC said in a statement.

Not losing the unconquered position India acquired seven rating points in their group involvement in Bangladesh. They closed in 130, which has conveyed them on equal terms with the Lankans. However, after estimating the ratings beyond the decimal points, Men in Blue found themselves stacked higher.

Both the bound and determined nation India and Sri Lanka have now the chance to either hand onto or get back the superior place.

In that respect are other changes took place also. West Indies and Australia have interchanged their position. The Caribbean now has got the fifth rank, gaining five rating levels are now on115, whereas Aussie goes down to sixth place with a fall of five ratings points and finishes on 110.

By and large, all the 13 teams amid 16 rated on the ranking table have highlighted in the rivalry.

The World Cup consists of total award money of $3 million. The winner will take in the piece-of-the-pie of $1.1 million; the runner up will get a salary of $550,000.

Coming to the distinctive rankings, Indian batter Virat Kohli has gained the third position in the table for batmen and Ravichandran Ashwin has ripped off to the top-10 with his career highest sixth place, moving up 16 places.

Samuel Badree, the Caribbean leg-spinner has secured the ruling position of the bowler’s list, surrogating his fellow Sunil Narine in the latest Reliance ICC Player Ranking for T20I bowlers. Nevertheless, Badree presently seizes the position of the third highest wicket-taker in the contest with 10 scalps from four matches, with a mean of nine and an economy rate of 5.62.

Badree attains 109 ratings points and finishes on 855. His elbow grease has supported him to go in front of Narine with 45 ratings points. He set about his World Cup campaign at the rear of Narine by only one degree.

Alex Hales, England left-handed hitter has held the second place in the ratings for the batsmen.

Sri Lankan Kusal Perera and South African JP Duminy have managed to be in the top 10 for the first time ever.

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