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India rank second in ICC T20I rankings, third in ODIs after annual update

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In the most recent update by the ICC on Monday, India retained their second position in the ICC Twenty20 team rankings but dropped a place to secure the third position in the ICC ODI rankings. India trail England (227) by 5 points in the T20I team rankings.

During this period of the update, England have lost an away series to India 2-3 but not before they drew a three-match series against Pakistan 1-1, got past Australia 2-1 and South Africa 3-0.

New Zealand have also moved two places up to third after series wins against West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh. However, Australia have slipped down to fifth.

ICC T20I Rankings

POS

TEAM

MATCHES 

POINTS 

RATINGS

1

England

22

6088

277

2

India

25

6811

272

3

New Zealand

23

6048

263

4

Pakistan

30

7818

261

5

Australia

23

5930

258

6

South Africa

19

4703

248

7

Afghanistan

12

2826

236

8

Sri Lanka

13

2957

227

9

Bangladesh

13

2921

225

10

West Indies

18

3992

222

In other rankings, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are placed 8th and 9th respectively in the T20I rankings, having gained a position each. The T20 powerhouse that West Indies is considered to be, has dropped two places to 10th.

As for the ODI rankings, the Kiwis dethroned England from their numero uno ODI ranking after defeating Bangladesh 3-0 to occupy the top spot. India is ranked third behind Australia. New Zealand stand at 121 points, followed by Australia and India who have 118 and 115 respectively. England came in a close fourth with 115 too but India leads in the decimal points. 

Interestingly, there are no changes in any format for Afghanistan, Pakistan or South Africa. Afghanistan are ranked 10th and 7th in ODIs and T20Is respectively, Pakistan 6th and 4th in T20Is, and South Africa 5th in ODIs and 6th in T20Is. 

ICC ODI Rankings

POS

TEAM

MATCHES 

POINTS 

RATINGS

1

New Zealand

17

2054

121

2

Australia

25

2945

118

3

India

29

3344

115

4

England

27

3100

115

5

South Africa

20

2137

107

6

Pakistan

24

2323

97

7

Bangladesh

24

2157

90

8

West Indies

27

2222

82

9

Sri Lanka

21

1652

79

10

Afghanistan

17

1054

62

Though Netherlands have played only four ODIs in the new rating period, they have been allowed to retain their ranking since their fixtures were affected due to the pandemic.

Five countries that have lost their T20I rankings are Gambia, Ghana, Hungary, Sierra Leone and Sweden.

The updated Test rankings will be out after the conclusion of the ongoing Pakistan-Zimbabwe series. 

Featured photo: AFP / Punit Paranjpe

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