The Indian women’s cricket team has overtaken New Zealand to reach the third position in the T20 in the International Cricket Council’s latest World Rankings while retaining its second position in the ODI rankings.
According to the ICC statement, Australia and England occupy the first two places in the T20 rankings with 291 and 280 points respectively. India, who reached the final of the T20 World Cup this year, is at third place with 270 points. They are one point ahead of New Zealand (269).
The latest ICC update 2016-17 results have been removed. Apart from this, a new ranking has been prepared by taking the results of 2017-18 and 2018-19 as 50 per cent and 2019-20 results as 100 per cent.
Brazil and Malaysia have registered massive improvement in the ICC rankings. Brazil has jumped 11 places to 72nd, by 15 points, while Malaysia has slipped from 31st to 38th.
Samoa (up to two places to 16th), Indonesia (up to two places to 20th) and the United States of America (up four places to 31st) are among other teams to have made remarkable progress in terms of ranking.
In the ODI rankings, India (121 points) and England (119) lost four points each but retained the second and third position respectively.
Six-time world champion and winners of both editions of the ICC Women’s Championship, Australia won 20 out of 21 ODIs at the time of rating, giving them an eight-point advantage and now has 160 points. Their 39-point lead over second-ranked India is the highest in any format (male and female) of the game.
Australia, meanwhile, won 3–0 against India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka and won the series 2–1 against England in 2017.
South Africa (107) is fourth and has a 13-point lead over New Zealand (94). They are followed by West Indies (85), Pakistan (77), Bangladesh (61) and Sri Lanka (47).