India overtakes New Zeland to grab third place in ICC women’s T20 team rankings

NewsBharati    02-Oct-2020
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New Delhi, Oct 2: Climbing up in the rankings chart, the Indian women’s cricket team has overtaken New Zealand to grab to the third spot in the T20 International standings while they have retained the second position in the ODI chart according to the latest release by the International Cricket Council.
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India (270), who made the final of this year’s T20 World Cup, are a point ahead of New Zealand (269), the ICC said in a statement. Meanwhile, Australia and England retain the top two positions in T20s, their points tally remaining 291 and 280, respectively.
India has shown immense improvement given their performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. They made into the finals without failing a single match. However, in the ODI rankings, India (121) and England (119) have lost four points each while clinging on to their second and third positions respectively.
Six-time world champions and winners of both editions of the ICC Women’s Championship, Australia’s stellar display during the rating period saw them win 20 of 21 ODIs, increasing their tally by eight points to 160. Their massive lead of 39 points over second-placed India is the largest by any team (men or women) in any form of the game.
The ICC informed that the latest update expunges results from the 2016-17 season, weights the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 50 percent and the 2019-20 matches at 100 percent.