India returned to the top of the ICC T20I rankings for the first time since February 2016 after beating the West Indies 3-0 in Kolkata on Sunday.
Rohit Shama has a 6-0 record as India’s full-time T20I captain (AP Photo)
- India jumped to the top of the ICC T20I rankings after beating West Indies 3-0
- India has returned to the top for the first time since February 2016
- World champions Australia are sixth despite beating Sri Lanka 4-1
India jumped to No. 1 in the ifni ICC T20I rankings under Rohit Sharma, dethroning Eoin Morgan’s England after beating West Indies 3-0 in a T20I series that ended in Kolkata on Sunday. The Asian giants returned to the top of the T20I leaderboard for the first time since February 2016.
India, who were eliminated in the Super 12 stages of the T20 World Cup in 2021, have won 9 matches straight away, including a 3-0 win over New Zealand last year and a 3-0 against the West Indies At home.
The sweeping victory over the West Indies helped India level with England at the top of the ICC T20I rankings on 269 points.
While England and India are both tied (269) in 39 caps over the ranking period, India have 10,484 points overall, 10 more than England’s 10,474.
Pakistan (rating of 266), New Zealand (255) and South Africa (253) round out the top five countries. Meanwhile, T20 world champions Australia (249) remain sixth after beating Sri Lanka 4-1 in a row.
ICC T20I Rankings (as of February 21, 2022)
1. India – 269
2. England – 269
3. Pakistan – 266
4. New Zealand – 255
5. South Africa – 253
6. Australia – 249
7. West Indies – 235
8. Afghanistan – 232
9. Sri Lanka – 231
10. Bangladesh – 231
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma also set a new record by becoming the first Indian captain to lead the team to 3 or more series whitewash in T20I cricket. Rohit had previously led India to clean victories over Sri Lanka (2017), West Indies (2018) and New Zealand (2021). He is only the third captain after Pakistan’s Sarfaraz Ahmed (5) and Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan (4) to reach this milestone.
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