While India could barely manage to cling to No. 2 ranking after ODI series humiliation, now Dhoni has the chance to take India to top of the T20 Ranking just ahead of the T20 World Cup. At present, ranked No. 8 just above Afghanistan does not do justice to the nation that is swayed away by the IPL storm, now for more than 8 years. Dhoni’s boys need to sweep the series to jump to top. The World No. 1 T20I ranked Australian Captain Finch on the other hand just needs series win to take Australia to the top of ICC T20I ranking.
India with 110 points are ranked 8th in T20I ICC rankings, while Aussies are at second place with 118 points. Top ranked West Indies and 3rd placed Sri Lanka also have 118 points each. England are 4th, New Zealand are 5th ahead of South Africa (6th) and Pakistan (7th).
Scenario to Reach the Top
With a series win by 2-1 or clean sweep, Aussies will jump to No. 1 position.
With 2-1 win, India jumpts to 7th while Aussies will slip to 6t.
With 3-0 sweep, India will move to No. 1 ranking with 120 points, while Aussies will take India’s current 8th position.
Among players, Aaron Finch is the No. 1 T20I batsman followed by Virat Kohli, while Ashwin is second best T20I bowler behind Samuel Badree.