ICC T20 Rankings: England no. 1, India retain second spot

New Delhi: India have retained their second position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 team rankings after the annual update on Monday but slipped one place to third in the ODI rankings.

England (277 points) topped the T20 team rankings while India are five ratings points behind from England. During this period, England drew a three-match series 1–1 against Pakistan, beating Australia 2–1 and South Africa 3–0.

Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, has released updated team ODI rankings. In the latest rankings, the New Zealand team has defeated World Champion England. Kiwis has now become the number 1 team in the world.

The team suffered a 2-3 defeat against India at its home ground. New Zealand have benefited in the annual update to the T20 and the team has moved up from fifth to third place. The team defeated the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh during this period. Australia’s team has slipped from third to fifth place.

However, England consolidated their position at the top of the T20 International table after the annual update on Monday. These updates demolish the 2017-18 results.

In the last 12 months, England have suffered a 2–1 series defeat against Australia and India as well as a one-day defeat from Ireland. The latest update has been done at the rate of 100 percent of all the matches played since May 2020 and 50 percent of matches played in the last two years.

England remain number 1 ranked in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, extending their lead over India to five points. In the last 12 month period, they drew a three-match series against Pakistan 1-1, defeated Australia 2-1 and South Africa 3-0 and lost series to India 2-3.

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New Zealand have also climbed up in the T20I rankings from fifth to third after series wins over the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh. Australia have lose two position from third to fifth.

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