England lead T20 rankings by one point

2011-10-25 00:00

REIGNING ICC World Twenty20 champions England were unveiled as the number-one ranked side in the shortest format of the game as the Reliance ICC Twenty20 International (T20I) team rankings were launched in Dubai yesterday.

England, who are also the top- ranked Test side, have a rating of 127 points and lead second-placed Sri Lanka by just one rating point.

Only six ratings points separate the next four sides, with New Zealand occupying third position on 117, followed by South Africa, ICC World Twenty20 2007 winners India, and Australia.

Teams that have played eight or more T20 internationals since August 2009 have been included on the table.

ICC Twenty20 rankings

England 127

Sri Lanka 126

New Zealand 117

South Africa 113

India 112

Australia 111

Pakistan 97

West Indies 89

Afghanistan 75

Zimbabwe 54

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