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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):

Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 131
2 Australia 126
3 India 123
4 New Zealand 116
5 England 115
6 South Africa 114
7 Windies 114
8 Afghanistan 91
9 Sri Lanka 85
10 Bangladesh 70
11 Scotland 62
12 Zimbabwe 58
13 UAE 51
14 Netherlands 50
15 Hong Kong 42
16 Oman 39
17 Ireland 36


*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)

Rank Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest Rating
1 Babar Azam Pak 846 53 127 881 v Win at Karachi 2018
2 Colin Munro NZ 801 33.51 164 805 v Pak at Wellington 2018
3 Glenn Maxwell Aus 799 34.58 166 801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
4 Aaron Finch Aus 763 40.2 152 892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014
5 Evin Lewis Win 753* 37.57 160 780 v Eng at Durham 2017
6 Martin Guptill NZ 747 34.4 133 793 v SA at Hamilton 2012
7 Alex Hales Eng 679 31.65 136 866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
8 Virat Kohli Ind 670 50.84 137 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
9 M. Shahzad Afg 659 31.76 135 706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
10 H. Masakadza Zim 648 29.2 118 699 v Ban at Khulna 2016
11 Hashim Amla SA 643 34.51 133 683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017
12 Lokesh Rahul Ind 639* 45.45 147 757 v SL at Indore 2017
13 Rohit Sharma Ind 636 30.86 136 681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016
14 Kane Williamson NZ 634 31.33 121 760 v Ban at Napier 2017
15 Joe Root Eng 630 39.1 129 750 v Win at Kolkata 2016
16 Eoin Morgan Eng 618 29.96 132 872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011
17 Shikhar Dhawan Ind 617 26.78 128 634 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
18 Kusal Perera SL 608 30 138 751 v SA at Chittagong 2014
19 Faf du Plessis SA 594 36.09 133 843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
20 David Warner Aus 589 26.74 140 826 v Win at St Lucia 2010

 

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
1 Rashid Khan Afg 813 13.01 5.93 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 Shadab Khan Pak 769! 15.33 6.19 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
3 Y. Chahal Ind 706! 18.45 7.92 706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
4 Ish Sodhi NZ 700 19.33 7.43 739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
5 Samuel Badree Win 674 19.78 6.05 855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
6 Mitchell Santner NZ 665 21.37 7.14 731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
7 Imran Tahir SA 650 15.85 6.8 795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
8 Mohammad Nabi Afg 638! 24.2 7.09 638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
9 Imad Wasim Pak 612 20.25 6.01 780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
10= Jasprit Bumrah Ind 609 20.43 6.85 764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
  M. Rahman Ban 609 18.6 7.05 695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017
12 Shakib Al Hasan Ban 608 21 6.74 672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
13 Adil Rashid Eng 601! 30.17 7.79 601 v NZ at Hamilton 2018
14 Trent Boult NZ 599 21.18 8.53 622 v Aus at Sydney 2018
15 Chris Jordan Eng 598 27.88 8.77 628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
16 Graeme Cremer Zim 589 18.85 6.94 669 v Ban at Khulna 2016
17 Sunil Narine Win 587 20.68 6.02 817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013
18 M. Amir Pak 586 20.34 6.82 700 v Aus at Edgbaston 2010
19 George Dockrell Ire 574 17.68 6.54 668 v Zim at Sylhet 2014
20 Mark Watt Sco 568 26.36 7.53 573 v Pak at Edinburgh 2018

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 Glenn Maxwell Aus 389 396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2 M. Nabi Afg 321 323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
3 S. Al Hasan Ban 279 408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
4 JP Duminy SA 235 276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
5 Marlon Samuels Win 230 321 v SL at Mirpur 2014


*indicates provisional rating
! indicates best rating

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