India retained their reign in the ICC rankings after beating Australia 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. Team India led by Rohit Sharma is now on the first position with 268 points.
ICC T20I Team Ranking: India retained their reign in the ICC rankings after defeating Australia 2-1 in the three-match T20I series. Team India led by Rohit Sharma is now on the first position with 268 points, India have taken a 7-run lead over second-placed England. England had to face defeat in the fourth T20 match against Pakistan in the same defeat. The English team is second with 261 points. On the other hand, if we talk about the Australian team, after losing the series against India, the team has lost one point and is at 6th position with 250 points.
India won the third and deciding match played in Hyderabad by 6 wickets. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Australia scored 186 runs for 7 wickets, which India achieved by losing 4 wickets in 19.5 overs. During this, Virat Kohli scored 63 and Suryakumar Yadav scored 69 runs. After defeating world champion Australia, India has to play the last series before the T20 World Cup against South Africa.
In the ICC rankings, England have a great chance of getting closer to India before the World Cup. The ongoing 7 match Test series against Pakistan is currently tied at 2-2, the next three matches of the series are to be played in Lahore and the English team would like to get closer to India with the series win.
Pakistan are currently tied with South Africa for the third place in the team rankings with 258 points but could move up to second place after winning the remaining three matches against England. On the other hand, England will retain the second place in the rankings if they win any of these matches, while South Africa will get a chance to stake their claim against India in the three-match series starting on Wednesday.
Talking about other teams, Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team is at 5th position, while West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are at 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th position respectively.