ICC Rankings Update: Pakistan Retain Their No. 1 Position in T20Is

According to the latest ICC rankings, Pakistan maintains their top position in the shortest format of the game after a successful tri-series against Australia and Zimbabwe.

After India, Pakistan has played the most number of matches — 30. Australia and England have both played 21 matches each where New Zealand, who sit in 5th position, have faced the opposition 22 times.

Compared to arch-rival Pakistan, India sits behind at 124 points. The complete detail of T20I rankings are as following:

Pos Team Matches Points Raking
1. Pakistan 30 3,972 132
2. India 37 4,601 124
3. Australia 21 2,570 122
4. England 21 2,448 117
5. New Zealand 22 2,542 116
6. South Africa 18 2,058 114
7. West Indies 21 2,219 106
8. Afghanistan 25 2,287 91
9. Sri Lanka 27 2,287 85
10. Bangladesh 27 2,066 77

 

Talking about the lower half of the rankings table, Afghanistan has successfully surpassed the fallen titans, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankans are now ranked 9th in world cricket in T20Is, a huge concern for its current managers.


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Pakistan is slowly but surely improving their standards of cricket in every format and come next year, the Greens will be a force to be reckoned with.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.



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