New Zealand tops T20 international rankings

New Zealand tops T20 international rankings

New Zealand are now on 126 points on the latest rankings.

NZ won the match by 119 runs. (Hindustan Times)

New Zealand have reclaimed the number one spot in T20 international rankings after they won the series 2-0 with a win earlier in the day. The hosts won the third and final T20I by 119 runs and now have 126 points.

They went past Pakistan (124) and India (121) to take the top spot. Windies, after their poor performance, are now fifth on the table behind England. They lost five points in the series while New Zealand gained six.

New Zealand will now put their number-one ranking on the line when they will take on Pakistan in the three-match series to be played on 22, 25 and 28 January. To retain the top spot, the Kiwis will have to beat Pakistan by 2-1 or better. Their failure to win the series will mean Pakistan will be back at the top of the table.

Below is the latest T20 rankings of all the major nations.

l1. New Zealand 126 (+6)
2. Pakistan 124
3. India 121
4. England 119
5. Windies 115 (-5)
6. South Africa 112
7. Australia 111
8. Sri Lanka 88
9. Afghanistan 86
10. Bangladesh 76
11. Scotland 67
12. Zimbabwe 65
13. UAE 52
14. Netherlands 49
15. Hong Kong 46
16. PNG 39
17. Oman 38
18. Ireland 36


By Anshuman Roy - 03 Jan, 2018

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