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Pakistan displace New Zealand at top of T20I rankings

New Zealand's series defeat to India has costed them the top position
New Zealand's series defeat to India has costed them the top position

Pakistan have gone to claim the pole position in the International Cricket Council Twenty20 International rankings following New Zealand's defeat to India in the recently concluded series.

The Black Caps, who entered the team as the top-ranked side lost five points following their 2-1 series defeat to Virat Kohli's men that saw them slip to the second position where they are ahead of the third-placed West Indies (120) by decimal points.

Pakistan (120), who enjoyed a series whitewash against Sri Lanka now are positioned first with a four-point lead over New Zealand.

Meanwhile, India have gained three points in their rankings but continue to remain on the fifth position trailing England (119) by decimal points.

In the individual rankings, Indian skipper Kohli, who scored 104 runs in the series has gained 13 points that saw them stretch his lead over second placed Aaron Finch to 40 points at the top.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have also made progress to the 21st and 45th positions respectively while Colin Munro's century has taken him to the 12th place.

The bowling rankings in the shortest format is topped by Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah after his man of the series performance while Ish Sodhi has broken into the top 10 for the first time in his career.

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