Australia join Pak in ICC T20I rankings

Dubai: After defeating New Zealand by 19 runs to win the Trans-Transman tri-series, Australia have joined Pakistan on 126 points in the ICC T20I Team Rankings.

However, Pakistan still remain the number one team, ahead on decimal points.

Although both Australia and Pakistan are on 126 points but when the points are rounded off, the Kangaroos finish on 125.65 points, 0.19 points behind Pakistan who aggregate 125.84 points.

Australia defeated New Zealand in the final at Eden Park in Auckland on Wednesday after having won all their league matches in the tournament which was played in a double-league format with England as the third team.

On the other hand, New Zealand, who were placed second with 123 points before the tournament, have lost seven points and slipped to the fourth position with 116 points.

England have lost five points to slip from the fourth to the sixth position and now have 114 points.

Meanwhile, India, who currently lead a three-match series against South Africa 1-0 and are in the third position on 122 points, could inch closer to the top two if they win both the remaining matches (later Wednesday, 21 February and Friday, 23 February).

However, the Men in Blue could drop to 118 points if they lose both matches.

On the other hand, South Africa could reach 115 points if they win both matches and slip to 107 points if they lose the two matches.

In other movements after T20Is played during this month, Sri Lanka have gained three points to reach 91 points after beating Bangladesh 2-0 to remain in the eighth position while Bangladesh have lost four points to slip to 72 points but are still in 10th position.

Afghanistan’s 2-0 series win over Zimbabwe has helped them gain two points to reach 88 points while Zimbabwe have lost four points and are now on 61 points.

Afghanistan and Zimbabwe remain in the ninth and 12 positions, respectively. (ANI)