Pakistan beat out India in latest T20 rankings

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India have slipped down two places after losing six points, and are at fourth spot with 118 points.

Bangladesh will take on Ireland and New Zealand in a tri-nation series, where losing to the lower-ranked Irish team will be costlier than defeat against the Black Caps.

India, meanwhile, have gained five points and replace New Zealand in third place with the Black Caps dropping to fourth.

Pakistan have a nine-point lead over West Indies in the updated ICC ODI rankings, in their race to qualify directly for the 2019 World Cup in England.

England have benefited significantly as they have risen three places after gaining seven points to now sit on second place.

The annual update in the ICC ODI Team Rankings has given a golden chance to Pakistan to make a direct entry t ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Inaugural WT20 champions India have 118 points in their kitty, three points less than 2009 WT20 victor Pakistan, who gained five points to join second-placed England on 121 points.

The annual update is carried out to ensure the table continues to reflect the teams' recent form with older results being discarded. As such, the table now reflects all matches from May 1, 2014, with matches played from May 1, 2016 carrying 100 per cent weighting.

West Indies are on 14 points ahead of 2014 victor and eighth-ranked Sri Lanka (95 points, down by four).

South Africa still lead the rankings with 123 points with world champions Australia (118) second.

There is no change to 10th-ranked Afghanistan's tally of 52 points, but 11th-ranked Zimbabwe has dropped two points and is now on 46 points.

West Indies' hopes of an automatic World Cup spot suffered yet another blow when they slid even further in the latest ICC One-Day International rankings released Monday.

Among the Non-Test playing sides, Afghanistan and the Netherlands have moved in opposite directions.



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