Revamped ICC T20I Rankings For 80 Teams Unveiled, Pakistan Secures Top Position

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Friday, unveiled the expanded rankings for the Men’s T20I rankings featuring 80 teams.

Likes of Austria, Botswana, Luxembourg and Mozambique have all been included in the first men’s T20I rankings that features all members, which meet the criteria of having played at least 6 matches against other ICC Members since May of 2016.

The decision to expand the table was first discussed last year between the full members. It was concluded that all of the qualified participants will be given the International Status from 1st January, 2019.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has consolidated its position at the top of the table, which has a wider spread of points to accommodate the additional teams. Pakistan, ICC T20 World Cup champions in 2009, is now at 286 points while the next four teams are within two points of each other – South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260).

In other significant changes, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have moved up one place each to seventh and eighth positions, respectively, with the West Indies going down to ninth position. In what will be big news for their passionate fans, Nepal has moved from 14th to 11th position while Namibia has grabbed the 20th position.

Here is the complete ICC Men’s T20I Rankings (as of 3rd May):

Rank Team Points
1. Pakistan 286
2. South Africa 262
3. England 261
4. Australia 261
5. India 260
6. New Zealand 254
7. Afghanistan 241
8. Sri Lanka 227
9. West Indies 226
10. Bangladesh 220
11. Nepal 212
12. Scotland 199
13. Zimbabwe 192
14. Netherlands 187
15. Ireland 182
16. UAE 181
17. Papua New Guinea 172
18. Oman 155
19. Hong Kong 152
20. Namibia 141
21. Qatar 129
22. Saudi Arabia 121
23. Singapore 118
24. Denmark 116
25. Canada 111
26. Jersey 106
27. Kuwait 104
28. Ghana 100
29. Kenya 95
30. Botswana 93
31. USA 84
32. Austria 73
33. Malaysia 73
34. Guernsey 68
35. Uganda 68
36. Germany 64
37. Sweden 58
38. Tanzania 56
39. Nigeria 55
40. Luxembourg 55
41. Spain 53
42. Philippines 48
43. France 45
44. Belize 42
45. Belgium 40
46. Peru 40
47. Bahrain 37
48. Mexico 36
49. Fiji 35
50. Samoa 34
51. Vanuatu 33
52. Panama 32
53. Japan 32
54. Costa Rica 32
55. Thailand 31
56. Argentina 31
57. Hungary 30
58. Mozambique 29
59. Chile 25
60. Malawi 25
61. Israel 25
62. Bhutan 23
63. Finland 22
64. South Korea 22
65. Isle of Man 21
66. Malta 14
67. Bulgaria 14
68. Sierra Leone 12
69. Brazil 12
70. Czech Republic 9
71. St Helena 9
72. Maldives 8
73. Gibraltar 4
74. Myanmar 3
75. Indonesia 0
76. China 0
77. Gambia 0
78. Swaziland 0
79. Rwanda 0
80. Lesotho 0

It is worth pointing out that Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Cameroon and Bermuda have also played matches but not enough to be on the T20I points table.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


  • Happy to See Pakistan Is # 1
    Smiling on The Face INDIAN are Going Down :

    ahahahaha


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