New Zealand storm up the chart to claim No. 1 position from India in ICC T20 rankings

Kane Williamson New Zealand CricketerDubai: In the ICC T20I rankings update, ICC World Twenty20 2016 semi-finalist New Zealand has stormed up the chart to claim number-one position for the first time. Kane Williamson’s side has gained 12 points following the annual update and has consequently vaulted two places to join India on 132 points. However, when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point, then New Zealand is ahead of Dhoni’s side by +0.21.

ICC World Twenty20 2016 champion West Indies has slipped to third after conceding three points. The main reason for the West Indies’ slip is that its results from the 2012-13 season, which includes victory in the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012, have now been dropped.

The West Indies now leads fourth-ranked South Africa by three points, which has broken away from England.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (following annual update)

Rank* Team Points*

1(+2) New Zealand 132(+12)

2(-1) India 132(+6)

3(-1) West Indies 122(-3)

4(+1) South Africa 119(+4)

5(-1) England 114(-1)

6(-) Australia 110(-2)

7(-) Pakistan 104(-3)

8(-) Sri Lanka 98(-7)

9(-) Afghanistan 78(-3)

10(-) Bangladesh 74(-)

11(+1) Netherlands 67(+8)

12(+1) Zimbabwe 58(+1)

13(-2) Scotland 57(-2)

14(+1) UAE 54(+11)

15(+1) Ireland 48(+9)

16(+1) Oman 37(-)

17(-3) Hong Kong 29(-15)