Pakistan. (Credits: Twitter)

It was a tough loss to take for the Pakistan Cricket Team. They were outsmarted by the Sri Lankan team in their own conditions even without a fight on the display. Despite that, the Pakistan Cricket Team still maintains top spot in the ICC T20I Rankings. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka surpassed West Indies in the chart.

The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side is at top of the chart with 274 points in the chart while England is at the second with 266 points in their kitty. They are followed by South Africa with 262 points while India remains at number 4 with 261 alongside Australia with the same number of points.

Danushka Gunathilaka, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2019, ICC T20I Rankings
Credits – Twitter

Sri Lanka bag 241 points:

Then comes New Zealand, who are 6th with 252 while Sri Lanka surpassed Afghanistan to bag 7th place with 241 points. Afghanistan, West Indies and Bangladesh finish the table with 235, 224 and 223 points respectively.

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Despite poor show, Babar Azam remains as the leading T20I batsman. Meanwhile in the bowling department Pakistan’s bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim was placed second in the T20I bowlers’ rankings, whereas, leggie Shadab Khan ranked fourth in the latest rankings.

Sarfaraz Ahmed | Rashid Latif
Sarfaraz Ahmed. Credits – AFP

It was a commanding victory for the Sri Lanka team in Pakistan. They whitewashed the home team with a stunning show in the 3-match T20I series. The victory holds more significance because Sri Lanka outplayed Pakistan in their own backyard in absence of some of their most senior players.

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The series loss is so frustrating for the home team, as they lost to a second-string side of Sri Lanka. Speaking of the same, Sarfaraz Ahmed took blame on him while Misbah-Ul-Haq felt that he is yet to mingle with the squad and quoted that failures are the stepping stones to success.

Here are the latest rankings:

Ranking Team Rating Points
1 Pakistan 274
2 England 266
3 South Africa 262
4 India 261
5 Australia 261
6 New Zealand 252
7 Sri Lanka 241
8 Afghanistan 235
9 West Indies 224
10 Bangladesh 223

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