Dubai: India have further cemented their position at the top of the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings. The Rohit Sharma-led side’s lead over England on the top of the charts has extended to five rating points, from one previously.
“The new rankings reflect all T20I series completed since May 2019, with those completed prior to May 2021 weighted at 50 per cent and subsequent series weighted at 100 percent,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement.
India are now on 270 points, while the second-placed England have logged 265 points. Pakistan, South Africa and Australia are the tied, fourth and fifth-placed teams with 261, 253 and 251 points, respectively.
India have been in sublime form in the format, following their disappointment at the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, where they failed to make the semifinals.