T20I rankings: India drops three places to 5th spot

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Indian team has dropped three places to be the fifth-ranked team in T20Is while reigning T20 World Cup champions Pakistan have consolidated their top spot and are now on 286 points.

The next four teams are within two points of each other – South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260).

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today unveiled the new expanded T20I team rankings table with 80 teams who will now be able to gauge their progress in a format, recognised by the ICC as the vehicle for the growth of the game.

South Africa and India have swapped positions two and five in the expanded table, whose launch coincides with the annual rankings update in which series results from 2015-16 were removed and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 were weighted at 50 per cent.

In other significant changes, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have moved up one place each to seventh and eighth positions, respectively, with the West Indies going down to ninth position.

Nepal have moved from 14th to 11th position while Namibia have grabbed 20th position.

Teams like Austria, Botswana, Luxembourg and Mozambique are among the sides figuring in the men’s T20I ranking table that features all members meeting the criteria of having played six matches against other ICC members since May 2016.

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Indian team has dropped three places to be the fifth-ranked team in T20Is while reigning T20 World Cup champions Pakistan have consolidated their top spot and are now on 286 points. The next four teams are within two points of…