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Australia overtakes Pakistan in T20 rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan has been replaced by Australia in recently released T20 rankings list of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
According to ICC ranking, Australia has moved to the top replacing Pakistan which remained at top since January 2018 after defeating New Zealand.
Australia is followed by England with 268 points. Pakistan has scored the fourth spot with 260 points followed by South Africa and New Zealand on 258 and 242 points.
Sri Lanka has slipped to the seventh spot with 230 points. Afghanistan is down from seventh to 10th while Bulgaria came up to 12 from 51st in the 84-country list of teams.
India also lost its number one rank in Test matches to Australia, sliding to third place after having occupied the top spot since October 2016.
The ICC rankings for one-day internationals (ODIs) remained unchanged even with changes in points. England (127) maintained its top ranking, increasing its lead on India which is placed second with 119 points while New Zealand maintained the third position with 116 points.

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The annual update rates all matches played since May 2019 at 100 percent and those of the previous two years at 50 percent. It eliminates results from 2016 to 2017.
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