India captain Virat Kohli, who is 8th in the T20I batting rankings, will try to improve his and his team’s ranking from the series against Ireland and England. The Indian team is third in the rankings with 123 points.
If India wins two against Ireland and three matches against England, then it can reach 127 points. On the other hand, if England beat Australia 3-0 and then England will reach 126 points.
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 zings 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.
India or England can also reach the top. Pakistan, top ranked Australia, and third-ranked India will play matches in the coming days, with the possibility of a change in the T20 ranking in the next two weeks.
Ireland: Gary Wilson (c), Andy Balbirnie, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson
India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav
Only T20I between England & Australia
|27-Jun-18||ENG vs AUS||Only T20I at Birmingham|
India Tour of Ireland
|27-Jun-18||IND vs IRE||1st T20I at Dublin|
|29-Jun-18||IND vs IRE||2nd T20I at Dublin|
Australia and Pakistan in Zimbabwe for Tri-Series
|01-Jul-18||ZIM v PAK||1st T20I at Harare|
|02-Jul-18||AUS v PAK||2nd T20I at Harare|
|03-Jul-18||ZIM v AUS||3rd T20I at Harare|
|04-Jul-18||ZIM v PAK||4th T20I at Harare|
|05-Jul-18||AUS v PAK||5th T20I at Harare|
|06-Jul-18||ZIM v AUS||6th T20I at Harare|
|08-Jul-18||Final||Final at Harare|
India Tour of England
|03-Jul-18||ENG v IND||1st T20I at Manchester|
|05-Jul-18||ENG v IND||2nd T20I at Cardiff|
|08-Jul-18||ENG v IND||3rd T20I at Bristol|
ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 26 June)