Busy T20 Schedule Gives Team India a Chance to Move Up in Rankings
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Busy T20 Schedule Gives Team India a Chance to Move Up in ICC Rankings

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Credits: BCCI

Team India under the captaincy of Virat Kohli will play as many as five Twenty20 Internationals in the next couple of weeks. And the busy schedule gives the Men in Blue a great chance to move up the ladder owing to the ICC’s team rankings.

Well, not only India but other teams will be also in action in the next two weeks. And so, India will not only have to perform well but also hope that results elsewhere in the world go their way.

There are as many as 13 T20Is scheduled to be played across the next two weeks. England will take on Australia in a One-off T20I in Birmingham on June 27. On the same day, India will start their two-match T20I series against Ireland in Dublin.

Far away from Europe, Zimbabwe will host Australia and Pakistan in a triangular series. The series gets underway on July 1 and will eventually culminate on July 8.

In the meantime, India will travel to England for three T20Is, beginning on July 3.

Busy T20 Schedule Gives Team India a Chance to Move Up in ICC Rankings
Credits: BCCI

In case, India wins all the five games, they can reach 127 points. On the other hand, if England beat Australia and sweep India 3-0, they would reach 126 points.

However, both India and England could top the charts if Zimbabwe manages to beat Australia and Pakistan during the league stage f9xtures of the impending tri-nation series.

Currently, Pakistan is the top-ranked T20I side with 131 points, will have their task cut out in Zimbabwe. In case they lose all their four league games, they will be replaced at the top by Australia who currently trails Pakistan by five points.

If Australia beat England and then went on to win all four league matches in Zimbabwe, they will gain 137 points. If Pakistan went on to win all four league matches and the final against Australia they will collect 136 points.

Current ICC rankings for T20Is table:

Rank Team Rating
1 Pakistan 131
2 Australia 126
3 India 123
4 New Zealand 116
5 England 115
6 South Africa 114
7 West Indies 114
8 Afghanistan 91
9 Sri Lanka 85
10 Bangladesh 70

 

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