Pakistan maintain top spot in ICC T20I rankings despite back-to-back defeats

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Pakistan has managed to retain their top position in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, despite losing T20I series against Sri Lanka and Australia.

According to ICC release, Pakistan have a rating of 270, just one higher than second-placed Australia (269).

England (265) round off the top three, whereas arch-rivals India are fifth on the list with a rating of 260.

Meanwhile, India are the top-ranked side in Tests, whereas world champions England are at the top in the ODI ranking.

In the T20I Player Ranking, Pakistan’s Babar Azam is firmly in control at the top with 876 points, with the next batsman on the list (Aaron Finch) being a sizable 69 points behind the Lahore-born.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is the top-ranked ODI bowler, whereas his compatriot is the top all-rounder in the format.

In Tests, Steve Smith is the top-ranked batsman, whereas his teammate Pat Cummins and West Indies’ Jason Holder are the top-ranked bowler and all-rounder.