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Pakistan retain top spot in ICC T20I Rankings

T20 extravaganza is something that every fan dreams to watch as it lives up to the spice. It never ceases to amaze the fans with terrifying sixes, flurry of fours, splendid catches, unbelievable bowling skills and so on. The International Cricket Council today revealed an expanded MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings table with as many as 80 teams.

ICC T20I Rankings: Pakistan retain top spot
India and Pakistan

Austria, Botswana, Luxembourg and Mozambique are among the teams appearing in the first men’s T20I ranking table that features all Members meeting the standard of having played at least 6 matches against other ICC members since May 2016.

The decision to broaden the table follows ICC’s decision last year that all men’s T20 fixtures between Members from 1 January 2019 will be categorized as internationals.

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So, the qualification process for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup which is being carried out includes 58 T20I matches across five regional finals is expected to have a grand shuffling in the rankings over the coming months.

The first final was staged in Papua New Guinea last month and the Africa final will be held in Uganda (19-24 May), the Europe final in Guernsey (15-19 June), the Asia final in Singapore (22-28 July) and Americas final in the USA (19-25 August) are yet to come.

It is said that six of these teams will join hosts- UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Zimbabwe in the global qualifier which gives a perfect opportunity for them to improve their rankings as they set high standards for themselves to qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.

Pakistan retain top spot

There is no change in the first position as Pakistan are well and truly ahead of other teams as they have consolidated their position.

There is a massive point gap between Pakistan and other teams and the fact that they are dominating the rankings charts makes them serious title contenders for ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2020.

The 2009 T20 champions are now on 286 points. Then comes South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260).

South Africa and India have interchanged positions two and five in the table. The series results from 2015-16 are not taken into account and result from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 percent.

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka moved up one position each to seventh and eighth positions with the West Indies going down to ninth position as they missed out on grabbing some valuable points after losing to England in the recently-concluded T20I series. Bangladesh are positioned 10th in the rankings.

Nepal moved from 14th to 11th position, which is indeed good news for the fans while Namibia are placed in the 20th position.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (revised on 3 May)

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 Windies 226
10 Bangladesh 220
11 Nepal 212
12 Scotland 199
13 Zimbabwe 192
14 Netherlands 187
15 Ireland 182
16 UAE 181
17 PNG 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 The 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

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