India have cemented their No. 1 spot in ICC Men’s T20I Rankings after the International Cricket Council released its annual update on Wednesday, May 3. India extended their lead over 2nd-placed England by a point as the two teams are now separated by 5 points at the top of the table.

India had a disappointing run in the T20 World Cup last year, faling to reach the knockout stages of an ICC event for the first time since 2012. However, ever since, the Asian giants have been in fine form in the shortest format of the game.

The new rankings reflect all T20I series completed since May 2019, with those completed prior to May 2021 weighted at 50 per cent and subsequent series weighted at 100 per cent, the ICC said.

Under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, India have gone 9-0 in T20I cricket, beating New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka at home. The former world champions will next face South Africa in a 5-match T20I series after the conclusion of Indian Premier League 2022 in June.

England are on second place with 265 rating points. Pakistan round up the top three with 261 rating points.

South Africa, ranked fourth, have made a jump of one spot maintaining their old rating points (253) while Australia too have gained a spot in the table and now sit at fifth, while maintaining their rating points (251).

New Zealand have dropped two places to No.6, losing five rating points (250). West Indies (240 points) remain on the seventh spot.

ICC T20I Rankings

  1. India – 270
  2. England – 265
  3. Pakistan – 261
  4. South Africa – 253
  5. Australia – 251

AUSTRALIA NUMERO UNO

Meanwhile, Australia continues to be on top of the ICC Test rankings. Pat Cummins’s side retained the Ashes Urn earlier this year, hammering England 4-0 Down Under. Australia then went on to script a historic 1-0 win in a 3-match Test series in Pakistan.

Australia now lead second-placed India by nine points with a rating of 128 points.

ngland fell nine points from 97 to 88 in the latest rankings, with new skipper Ben Stokes taking over a Test side that has won just one Test match in the last 12 months. That new rating is the lowest mark England have dropped to since 1995, with their 4-1 series victory over India in 2018 now dropping from the rankings.

ICC Test Rankings

  1. Australia – 128
  2. India – 119
  3. New Zealand -111
  4. South Africa – 253
  5. Australia – 251

Meanwhile, India continued to remain at the 4th spot in the ICC ODI rankings which is headed by New Zealand, the finalists of the 2019 World Cup.



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