India Back as No.1 Ranked T20I Side in ICC Rankings

In the past 12 months, India have lost just one T20I against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh.

Updated: May 02, 2014 09:18 IST
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India have become the number-one ranked Twenty20 International (T20I) side after the annual update of the ICC T20I Team Rankings, which was announced on Thursday. India have swapped places with World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka. (Read: India slip to fifth in ICC Test rankings, maintain second spot in ODIs)

In the past 12 months, India have lost just one T20I (against Sri Lanka in the recent ICC WT20 final in Bangladesh), while Sri Lanka have lost four matches. The 2013-2014 results are weighted at 100 per cent whereas, the results in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 are now weighted at 50 per cent. Therefore, Sri Lanka's strong performances in those two earlier years now count for less.

In the other major change, the West Indies have slipped two places. This drop has moved Australia and New Zealand up by one place each.

In all 14 countries, including Afghanistan, Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland, have played sufficient T20I matches to be ranked on the table. Three countries - Nepal, UAE and Hong Kong -- are unranked, as they haven't played the minimum number of eight matches during the rankings period, but do have a rating.

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