After a disappointing performance at the Asia Cup, India excelled in the just finished Australia series. To win the series, Rohit Sharma and company defeated Aaron Finch’s Australia 2-1. With it, they increased their advantage over the competition in the ICC T20 Team standings. They are the top team with 268 points, ahead of England, who is in second position with 261.
The fact that England also lost their most recent T20 encounter against Pakistan in the fourth T20 on Sunday has contributed to the points difference between the teams.
Even though India is in first place in the ICC men’s T20 rankings, it is very close. The rest are not too far away if England is seven points behind India. With 258 points apiece, South Africa and Pakistan are third and fourth on the list.
Babar Azam and the rest of the Men in Green will play three more games against England, so they will be aiming for the most points possible. The latter will also attempt to narrow the deficit with India, which adds intrigue to the race.
India will have another opportunity to increase their advantage, and the Proteas will also be keeping an eye out for significant details. A three-match series between the two clubs is scheduled to begin on September 28. Even though it won’t be simple, a clean sweep over the Porteas will help their cause in the T20 standings.
India will enter the T20 World Cup as the top-ranked side in the world if they succeed in doing so. The ICC tournament is planned to take place in Australia the following month, and several major points are also on the horizon. The tournament is anticipated to be of the highest calibre as it is the greatest showcase event in the shorter format.