Pakistan secures second place in ICC Twenty20 rankings

Pakistan grabs second spot from Australia; Sri Lanka remain top ranked team in ICC T20 rankings

Sports Desk/APP September 02, 2015

Pakistan secured the second place in the latest Twenty20 Internationals Ranking released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday. 

Previously, Pakistan was on third position and grabbed the spot from Australia following the latter's defeat to England in the T20 on Monday.

Reigning World T20 Champions Sri Lanka maintained their top spot with 126 rating points while former T20 Champions, India, secured fourth position with 118 points and West Indies on the 5th spot with 117 points.

Meanwhile, in the batsman's ranking, Indian Virat Kohli makes it to the top of the list with 897 rating points. Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, 13th, is the highest ranked Pakistani in the list with Umar Akmal on 18th.

In the bowler's ranking, the top two spots see two West Indian spinners covering the spots. Leg-spinner Samuel Badree is on the first place, while Sunil Narine is second on the list. Shahid Afridi is the only Pakistani in the top 10 with 647 rating points and the eighth spot.

ICC T20 Rankings

1. Sri Lanka 126 points

2. Pakistan 120 points

3. Australia 118 points

4. India 118 points

5. West Indies 117 points

6. South Africa 111 points

7. New Zealand 108 points

8. England 107 points

9. Afghanistan 77 points

10. Bangladesh 73 points


Wiqi | 7 years ago | Reply Hi John, never quote anything when you don't know exact facts. Pakistan achieved number 1 ranking in all three formats. If you have any doubt search Pakistan cricket team on Wikipedia and get your statistics alright.
Hassan | 7 years ago | Reply Hi John, Pakistan has been number 1 on T20 rankings.
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