Dubai: India was seven points over England on the top spot in the ICC T20 rankings after their narrow win in the series against Australia on the field in Hyderabad.
In a 0-1 deficit against touring Australia In the end, the Rohit Sharma-led India returned in style to draw the series at Nagpur after Virat Kohli and Suryakumar’s 50th wicket in the final rubber on Sunday secured victory by 2-1.
Six wickets in their final win increased their standing by one point, bringing them to 268 points, which is a seven-point advantage over their nearest competitor who is England according to their ICC T20 rankings that were released on Monday.
The upcoming series of three matches with South Africa will give India the chance to maintain its position at the top prior to next year’s World Cup in Australia.
The Proteas are in the third position in the rankings of teams with 258 points. However, they might be able to assert their position during the upcoming series that starts in Thiruvananthapuram next Wednesday.
It was actually Pakistan’s win by just three runs against England during the 4th match at Karachi on Sunday that was instrumental in helping India extend their advantage.
The two teams are tied at two games There are plenty of rankings points left to be won in the last three games in Lahore.
Pakistan is currently in a tie with South Africa for third place on the team rankings, with 258 points. They could move up to second if they win the remaining three games against England.
England however will remain in the second position on the list should they win one of these matches.
The reigning World Cup champions Australia, which is ranked sixth lost 1 point, to 250 after their loss in the series to India.