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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts Eye Clean Sweep to Grab Second Spot in ICC T20I Rankings

Team India will have an added incentive to go for a series sweep in the third and final T20I against Sri Lanka as a victory for them in Mumbai will propel them to the number two spot in ICC T20I Rankings.

Cricketnext Staff |December 24, 2017, 10:19 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts Eye Clean Sweep to Grab Second Spot in ICC T20I Rankings

New Delhi: Team India will have an added incentive to go for a series sweep in the third and final T20I against Sri Lanka as a victory for them in Mumbai will propel them to the number two spot in ICC T20I Rankings.

The hosts recorded comprehensive wins in the first and second T20, winning by massive margins of 93 and 88 runs respectively and they will be confident of putting on a similar performance at the Wankhdede Stadium — the home of in-form skipper Rohit Sharma.

India (119) are currently ranked fourth in the list with only Pakistan (124), West Indies (120) and New Zealand (120) ahead of them in terms of rating. However, if the 'Men in Blue' go onto win this clash, they will take the second spot, tied with two other teams.

If India Wins -

Pakistan: 124

India: 120

West Indies: 120

New Zealand: 120

However, if India come out to be on the losing side in this contest, they will drop down to fifth in the rankings as they will lose two rating points and England will take the fourth spot in the list.

If Sri Lanka Wins -

Pakistan: 124

West Indies: 120

New Zealand: 120

England: 119

India: 117

As for the visitors, they are currently ranked at number eight in the world in the shortest format of the game. And with form and odds firmly against them, few would expect them to cause an upset in this clash.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma (C), K L Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat.

Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera(C), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Dananjaya De Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando and Dusmantha Chameera.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7748 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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