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Sri Lanka must win one match to retain No.1 T20I ranking

In the scenario of New Zealand beating Sri Lanka 2-0, either South Africa or Pakistan will need to make a clean sweep to claim the top spot from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka must win one match to retain No.1 T20I ranking - Cricket News
Sri Lanka win third ODI and level series 1-1 against New Zealand.
Sri Lanka goes head to head with New Zealand in a two-match Twenty20 International series needing to win, at least, one match to retain its top position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings Table.

Sri Lanka, currently ranked number one with 128 ratings, needs to win one of the two matches in the series against New Zealand to retain the top spot. Sri Lanka enters the series leading seventh-ranked New Zealand by 25 ratings points. Because the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, Sri Lanka’s failure to win both the matches will result in it losing as many as eight points, which means either India, South Africa or Pakistan could become the number-one ranked side, depending on how the series between South Africa and Pakistan pans out.

However, if Sri Lanka wins a match in the series, it will retain the number-one ranking and will increase the lead if it makes it two out of two against the Blackcaps.

In the scenario of New Zealand beating Sri Lanka 2-0, either South Africa or Pakistan will need to make a clean sweep to claim the top spot from Sri Lanka.

However, if South Africa and Pakistan end up with a 1-1 deadlock, then India will move to the top of the tree.

Scenario 1:

Sri Lanka number 1

If Sri Lanka wins 2-0, Pakistan v South Africa ends in a 1-1 draw

1 Sri Lanka 130
2 India  123
3 South Africa 123
4  Pakistan   120
8 New Zealand 101


Scenario 2:

India number 1

If New Zealand wins 2-0, Pakistan v South Africa ends in a 1-1 draw.

1 India 123
2 South Africa 123
3 Pakistan 120
4 Sri Lanka 120
7 New Zealand 110


Scenario 3

Pakistan number 1

If New Zealand wins 2-0 and Pakistan wins 2-0

1 Pakistan 124
2 India 123
3 Sri Lanka 120
5 South Africa 118
7 New Zealand 110

Scenario 4

South Africa number 1

If New Zealand wins 2-0 and South Africa wins 2-0

1 South Africa 127
2 India 123
3 Sri Lanka 120
5 Pakistan 117
7 New Zealand 110

Download the Reliance ICC Rankings App via www.icc-cricket.com/mobile to predict the outcome of the series

Faf du Plessis enters the top 20 of T20I batting for first time

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has made it to the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I batsmen for the first time in his career.

Du Plessis has jumped 16 places to a career-high 12th position in the latest update that was released on Saturday, a day after he led his side to a 2-0 series win over Pakistan in Dubai.

South Africa beat Pakistan by six runs to seal the 2-0 series sweep on Friday, with du Plessis being named Man of the Match for his unbeaten knock of 58.

The latest rankings update also takes into account the one-off Bangladesh-New Zealand match on 6 November.

Outside the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I batsmen, Ross Taylor in 35th (up by two), Hashim Amla in 55th (up by 22), Mushfiqur Rahim in 63rd (up by 18) and Nasir Hossain in 67th (up by seven) and Quinton de Kock in 75th (up by 92).

The Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I batsmen is still headed by England’s Alex Hales with New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum in second spot and India’s Virat Kohli in third place.

Meanwhile, South Africa fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe are back in the top 20 of the latest Reliance ICC Player Ranking for T20I bowlers.

Steyn with five wickets ended as the top wicket-taker in the series and has been rewarded with a jump of 10 places to 11th. Tsotsobe, on the other hand, has jumped 16 places to 15th.

The bowlers’ table is still headed by West Indies’ Sunil Narine, with Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal in third place. Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez has ceded the third place to Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka and moved to fourth place.

Forthcoming fixtures:

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

19 November: 1st T20I, Pallekele (d/n)
21 November: 2nd T20I, Pallekele (d/n)

South Africa v Pakistan

20 November: 1st T20I, Johannesburg (d/n)
22 November: 2nd T20I, Cape Town (d/n)

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier

19 November: Kenya v Scotland 
22 November: Netherlands v Scotland
23 November: Kenya v Netherlands
24 November: Afghanistan v Kenya

Reliance ICC T20I Rankings (as of 15 November)
 
Rank Team Rating
1 Sri Lanka 128
2 India 123
3 South Africa 123
4 Pakistan 120
5 West Indies 120
6 England 112
7 New Zealand 103
8 Australia 102
9 Ireland 81
10 Bangladesh 72
11 Afghanistan 68
12 Scotland 62
13 Netherlands 51
14 Zimbabwe 46
15 Kenya 41

Not ranked as fewer than eight T20I matches played since August 2010:   

  Canada  - 6

Reliance ICC T20I Rankings (as of 15 November post one-off Bangladesh-New Zealand and Pakistan-South Africa series)

Batsmen

 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave S/R HS Rating
1  ( - )  Alex Hales Eng 842! 39.11 136 842 v Aus at Durham 2013
2  ( - )  B McCullum NZ 802 35.50 135 849 v Ban at Pallekele 2012
3  ( - )  Virat Kohli Ind  749*! 34.52 130 749 v Aus at Rajkot 2013
4  (+1)  M Jayawardena SL 731 32.48 134  785 v Aus at Pallekele 2011
5  (+1)  Shane Watson Aus 729 29.42 150 832 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
6  (+1)  David Warner Aus 728 28.63 138 826 v WI at St Lucia 2010
7  (-3)  Martin Guptill NZ 723 35.39 124 793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
8  ( - )  Suresh Raina Ind  712 33.03 136 776 v Eng at Kolkata 2011
9 ( - )  Yuvraj Singh Ind  705 33.38 153 793 v SA at St Lucia 2010
10= ( - )  Chris Gayle WI 702 33.30 143 831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  ( - )  Aaron Finch Aus 702*! 52.28 179 702 v Ind at Rajkot 2013
12=  (+1)  H Masakadza Zim 672 28.40 115 685 v Ban at Bulawayo 2013
   (+16)  F du Plessis SA 672*! 39.80 122 672 v Pak at Dubai 2013
14  ( - )  Marlon Samuels WI 667 30.50 135 723 v Ban at Mirpur 2012
15  ( - )  T Dilshan SL 663 29.34 121 802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009
16  ( - )  K Sangakkara SL 658 31.83 120 763 v WI at Barbados 2010
17=  ( - )  Eoin Morgan Eng 655 33.25 131 872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
   (-5)  JP Duminy SA 655 34.96 122 694 v Eng at Durham 2012
19 ( -1)  M Hafeez Pak 611 23.76 118 643 v SA at Centurion 2013
20 ( - 1)  Ahmed Shehzad Pak 610* 28.93 121 634 v Zim at Harare 2013

Selected Rankings
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave S/R HS Rating
21  ( - )  Umar Akmal Pak 593 27.47 118 709 v Zim at Harare 2011
34  ( -2 )   AB de Villiers SA 478 21.89 121 571 v WI at Antigua 2010
35 ( +2 )  Ross Taylor NZ 472 24.00 120 538 v Pak at Hamilton 2010
37  (-2)  Shahid Afridi Pak 467 17.83 142 537 v SA at Abu Dhabi 2010
47  ( - )  Nasir Jamshaid Pak 397* 21.73 118 464 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012
55  (+22)  Hashim Amla SA 376*! 22.00 119 376 v Pak at Dubai 2013
56  ( - )  Shoaib Malik Pak 374 23.25 107 577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
61  ( -2 )  David Miller SA 344* 26.18 130 372 v SL at Hambantota 2013
63 ( +18)  Mushfiqur Rahim Ban 336*! 18.33 118 336 v NZ at Mirpur 2013
67 ( +7 )   Nasir Hossain Ban 325*! 25.60 122 325 v NZ at Mirpur 2013
75 ( +92 )  Quinton de Kock SA 306*! 29.60 111 306 v Pak at Dubai 2013
88  (+74)  Colin Munro NZ 264*!  28.60 138 264 v Ban at Mirpur 2013
91  (+17)  Mahmudullah Ban  246*! 13.60 100 246 v NZ at Mirpur 2013

Bowlers
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
1  ( - )  Sunil Narine WI 817! 16.75 5.94 817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
2  ( - )  Saeed Ajmal Pak 738 16.96 6.19 788 v NZ at Pallekele 2012
3  (+1) Ajantha Mendis SL 686 12.84 6.10 762 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2012
4  (-1)  M Hafeez  Pak 680 20.83 6.56 689 v Zim at Harare 2013
5  (+1)  Steven Finn Eng 667!  19.48 7.16 667 v Aus at Durham 2013
6  (+1)  Jade Dernbach Eng 664!  20.48 7.86 664 v Aus at Durham 2013
7  (+2)  Prosper Utseya Zim 659 28.04 6.57  667 v Pak at Harare 2013
8=  ( +2 )  N Kulasekara  SL 655 24.50 7.21 676 v Aus at Melbourne 2013
  ( -3 )  Shakib Al Hasan Ban 655 19.84 6.75 668 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
10 ( -2 )  Abdur Razzak Ban 654 18.94 6.97 661 v Ire at Belfast 2012
11 ( +10)  Dale Steyn SA 647 15.54 6.16 688 v WI at Antigua 2010
12  ( - )  N McCullum NZ 639 21.39 6.90 709 v Zim at Harare 2011
13  (- 2)  Shahid Afridi  Pak 629 22.86 6.45 814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
14  ( -1 )   Graeme Swann Eng 625 16.84 6.36 760 v Pak at Cardiff 2010
15  (+16)   L Tsotsobe SA 624*! 23.50 6.37 624 v Pak at Dubai 2013
16  ( -2 )  Angelo Mathews SL 623 26.83 6.69 645 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2013
17  ( -2 )  Stuart Broad Eng 621 22.43 7.50 672 v Pak at Cardiff 2010
18  (-2)  Lasith Malinga SL 616 22.62 7.39  680 v Eng at Bristol 2011
19 ( -2)  Shane Watson Aus 612 22.50 7.43 671 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012
20 ( - 2)  Trent Johnston Ire 610 19.86 6.26 633 v Ban at Belfast 2012

Selected Rankings
 
Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Rating
25  ( +3)  Sohail Tanvir Pak 578! 27.96 7.02 578 v SA at Dubai 2013
32  ( +1 )  Tim Southee NZ 541 24.48 8.45 628 v Pak at Pallekele 2012
35 ( +19 )  Wayne Parnell SA 517! 25.31 7.77 517 v Pak at Dubai 2013
44  (+2)  Kyle Mills NZ 478 29.47 8.31 574 v Eng at Pallekele 2012
54  ( - 3)  M Mortaza Ban 451 34.63 8.38 496 v NZ at Pallekele 2012
72  (-1)  M McClenaghan NZ 384* 25.10 8.55 403 v Eng at The Oval 2013
75  ( +58 )  Imran Tahir  SA 381*!  14.42 5.05 381 v Pak at Dubai 2013
80  ( +5 )   Mahmudullah Ban 370*!  42.66 7.65 370 v NZ at Mirpur 2013
91 ( -4)  Abdul Razzaq Pak 329*  19.75  6.99 527 v NZ at Christchurch 2010

All-rounders
 
Rank  (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Rating
1  ( - )   Shane Watson Aus 446 557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012
2  ( - )  M Hafeez Pak 415 440 v Zim at Harare 2013
3  ( - )  Yuvraj Singh Ind 363/*!  363 v Aus at Rajkot 2013
4  ( - )  Shakib Al Hasan Ban 337*/ 350 v Zim at Bulawayo 2013
5  ( - )  Shahid Afridi Pak 294 413 v NZ at Dubai 2009

For information on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings, go to www.relianceiccrankings.com.
 

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