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Competition for top spot in T20I team rankings

Pakistan are keen to defend their ranking as the No.1 T20I side
All of Australia, India and England could challenge Pakistan for the No.1 ranking.

• Australia can overtake Pakistan in Zimbabwe Tri-Series to take number one spot; India, England can also move up to top position

• The likes of Babar, Kohli, Finch, Buttler, Shadab and Chahal will be looking to improve their rankings

Top-ranked Pakistan, second-ranked Australia and third-ranked India will all be seen in action in upcoming matches as the uppermost tiers of the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings have the potential to change over the next two weeks.

Pakistan, who lead the table with 131 points, will be the favourites in the upcoming Zimbabwe Tri-Series to be played in Harare from 1-8 July but the presence of Australia in the competition spices up the contests as the reigning ICC Cricket World Cup champions are only five points behind Pakistan and with a good chance to overtake them.

Australia, ranked No.2, will challenge Pakistan for the top spot
Australia, ranked No.2, will challenge Pakistan for the top spot

Irrespective of the result of Australia’s one-off match against England ahead of the tournament, they can overtake Pakistan in the double-league if they win all their four matches against Pakistan and Zimbabwe. In such a scenario, they will move ahead of Pakistan even if the latter win both their matches against Zimbabwe.

Australia can go up to 137 points if they beat England, win their four league matches and beat Pakistan in the final, while Pakistan will similarly reach 136 points if they win all their four league matches and the final against Australia. Zimbabwe, currently placed 12th, will overtake Scotland on the points table even with a solitary win in the tournament.

India have the potential of reaching 127 points by winning their five matches – two against Ireland and three against England. On the other hand, England could go up to 126 points if they beat Australia and then defeat India 3-0. India or England could reach the top spot if Zimbabwe are able to pull off a couple of upsets in the Tri-Series and depending on other results, Australia and Pakistan could be restricted to below those numbers.

Ireland, placed 17th on the points table, will overtake Oman if they win one match against India and will move to 15th position, also ahead of Hong Kong, if they pull off a 2-0 series win.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the top ranked Indian bowler in T20Is
Yuzvendra Chahal is the top ranked Indian bowler in T20Is

In the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings, Pakistan’s Babar Azam heads the list of batsmen while the Australia pair of Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch are in third and fourth positions. India captain Virat Kohli, a former top-ranked batsman, will be looking to claw back from his eighth position while England’s Jos Buttler would be looking to continue his ODI form and better his 26th position in T20Is.

Wrist-spinners Shadab Khan of Pakistan (2nd) and Yuzvendra Chahal of India (3rd) will be the leading bowlers seen in upcoming matches while Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza (10th among batsmen) and Ireland’s George Dockrell (19th among bowlers) will be the others looking to better their positions.

The predictor function is available here. The next T20I player rankings update will be on 9 July.

Upcoming matches:

England v Australia
27 June – One-off T20I, Birmingham

Ireland v India
27 June – 1st T20I, Dublin
29 June – 2nd T20I, Dublin

Zimbabwe Tri-Series
1 July – Zimbabwe v Pakistan, Harare
2 July – Australia v Pakistan, Harare
3 July – Zimbabwe v Australia, Harare
4 July – Zimbabwe v Pakistan, Harare
5 July – Australia v Pakistan, Harare
6 July – Zimbabwe v Australia, Harare
8 July – Final, Harare

England v India
3 July – 1st T20I, Manchester
6 July – 2nd T20I, Cardiff
8 July – 3rd T20I, Bristol

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 26 June):

4New Zealand116
6South Africa114
9Sri Lanka85
15Hong Kong42

*Nepal have 26 rating points but need to play one more match before being ranked

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as of 26 June):

Batsmen (top 20)

RankPlayerTeamPtsAvgeS/RHighest Rating
1Babar AzamPak84653127881 v Win at Karachi 2018
2Colin MunroNZ80133.51164805 v Pak at Wellington 2018
3Glenn MaxwellAus79934.58166801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
4Aaron FinchAus76340.2152892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
5Evin LewisWin753*37.57160780 v Eng at Durham 2017
6Martin GuptillNZ74734.4133793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
7Alex HalesEng67931.65136866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
8Virat KohliInd67050.84137897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
9M. ShahzadAfg65931.76135706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
10H. MasakadzaZim64829.2118699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
11Hashim AmlaSA64334.51133683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
12Lokesh RahulInd639*45.45147757 v SL at Indore 2017
13Rohit SharmaInd63630.86136681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
14Kane WilliamsonNZ63431.33121760 v Ban at Napier 2017
15Joe RootEng63039.1129750 v Win at Kolkata 2016
16Eoin MorganEng61829.96132872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
17Shikhar DhawanInd61726.78128634 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
18Kusal PereraSL60830138751 v SA at Chittagong 2014
19Faf du PlessisSA59436.09133843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
20David WarnerAus58926.74140826 v Win at St Lucia 2010


Bowlers (top 20)

RankPlayerTeamPtsAvgeEcoHighest Rating
1Rashid KhanAfg81313.015.93816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2Shadab KhanPak769!15.336.19769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3Y. ChahalInd706!18.457.92706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
4Ish SodhiNZ70019.337.43739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
5Samuel BadreeWin67419.786.05855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
6Mitchell SantnerNZ66521.377.14731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
7Imran TahirSA65015.856.8795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
8Mohammad NabiAfg638!24.27.09638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
9Imad WasimPak61220.256.01780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
10=Jasprit BumrahInd60920.436.85764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
 M. RahmanBan60918.67.05695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017
12Shakib Al HasanBan608216.74672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
13Adil RashidEng601!30.177.79601 v NZ at Hamilton 2018
14Trent BoultNZ59921.188.53622 v Aus at Sydney 2018
15Chris JordanEng59827.888.77628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
16Graeme CremerZim58918.856.94669 v Ban at Khulna 2016
17Sunil NarineWin58720.686.02817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
18M. AmirPak58620.346.82700 v Aus at Edgbaston 2010
19George DockrellIre57417.686.54668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014
20Mark WattSco56826.367.53573 v Pak at Edinburgh 2018


All-rounders (top five)

RankPlayerTeamPtsHighest Rating
1Glenn MaxwellAus389396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2M. NabiAfg321323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
3S. Al HasanBan279408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
4JP DuminySA235276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
5Marlon SamuelsWin230321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

*indicates provisional rating
! indicates best rating

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