Can India Move Up in T20I Rankings
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IND v IRE: Can India Move Up In T20I Rankings?

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

Upcoming Series:

Only T20I between England & Australia

Date Match Venue
27-Jun-18 ENG vs AUS Only T20I at Birmingham

India Tour of Ireland

Date Match Venue
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

Date Match Venue
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

Date Match Venue
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)

Rank Team Points
1 PAK 131
2 AUS 126
3 IND 123
4 NZ 116
5 ENG 115
6 SA 114
7 WI 114
8 AFG 91
9 SL 85
10 BAN 70
11 SCO 62
12 ZIM 58
13 UAE 51
14 NET 50
15 HK 42
16 OMN 39
17 IRE 36

(Source: ICC)

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