ICC T20I Team Rankings: Pakistan on top, India right beneath

T20I has turned out to be one of the irresistible formats of cricket as it assures more of the entertainment in lesser time. Apart from world-class leagues like IPL, PSL, CPL, keeping in view the popularity of the format, ICC has taken serious steps to increase the number of T20I matches. This summer we have witnessed some best T20I sides battling in series to get the crown as of number 1 T20I side. Pakistan went on playing T20I tri-series with Australia and Zimbabwe, whereas India and England locked horns in three-match T20I series at the home of cricket.

In short, top T20I teams were actually in action this summer and each of them had great chance to get the hold as the number 1 side of this limited overs format.  Now both of these series have ended up and the news from right there is Pakistan, which was already on top in T20I format have firmed their position and their arch-rivals India are right there beneath on the second spot at the T20I rankings. It should be noted here is Pakistan won the recently held Tri-Series against Australia and Zimbabwe, whereas India managed to get 2-1 out of 3-match T20I series against England.

The point which should be mentioned here is both Pakistan and India are home to best T20 leagues namely IPL and PSL. And both these leagues have produced some best T20 rising stars; that is something actually confirming their place up on the top of rankings.

Latest ICC T20I Team Rankings

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
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 18 2,048 114
8 Afghanistan 25 2,287 91
9 Sri Lanka 27 2,287 85
10 Bangladesh 24 1,686 70
11 Scotland 15 927 62
12 Zimbabwe 18 1,006 56
13 UAE 12 608 51
14 Netherlands 12 598 50
15 Hong Kong 10 420 42
16 Oman 7 270 39
17 Ireland 17 589 35


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