The Indian women’s cricket team has overtaken New Zealand to rise to third place in the T20 International standings, retaining second position on the ODI chart of the latest ICC rankings released on Friday. Australia and England maintain the top two positions in the T20s, their number of points remains 291 and 280 respectively. India (270), which made it to the final of this year’s T20 World Cup, is one point ahead of New Zealand (269), according to the ICC in a statement. The biggest improvement in the rankings was recorded by Brazil, which is up 11 places to 27, after gaining 15 rating points, while the largest drop in the rankings was for Malaysia, which fell from 31 to 38.
Samoa (two places up to 16th), Indonesia (two places up to 20th) and the United States of America (four places up to 31st) are among other teams that have made remarkable progress.
Three teams have lost their place in the rankings. Denmark and Belgium have not played any more matches since October 2017, while Qatar has played fewer than the required six during the period.
In the ODI rankings, India (121) and England (119) have each lost four points while clinging to their second and third place respectively.
Six-time World Champions and winners of both editions of the ICC Women’s Championship, Australia’s stellar display during the judging period saw them win 20 of the 21 ODIs, increasing their number by eight points to 160.
Their huge 39-point lead over second-placed India is the greatest of any team (male or female) in any form of the game.
It comes on the back of 3-0 series wins over India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, the West Indies, Sri Lanka and a previous 2-1 win over England in 2017.
In fourth place is South Africa (107), which has a 13-point lead over New Zealand (94), followed by the West Indies (85), Pakistan (77), Bangladesh (61) and Sri Lanka (47 ). that order.
The latest update removes the results of the 2016-17 season, weighs the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 50 percent and the 2019-20 matches at 100 percent.
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