With a 2-1 series win over Australia at home, India have further consolidated their position at the top of the ICC T20 International (T20I). Their win in the third T20I in Hyderabad helps them gain one ranking point and have now moved to 268 points. Australia drop one point after the loss and are currently placed sixth with 250 points.
The defending T20 World Cup champions will get a chance to make amends as they take on West Indies and England in a three-match series before they defend the trophy at home
India now have a seven-point lead over their closest rivals England, whose narrow three-run loss at the hands of Pakistan sees India increase the gap further.
The seven-match series between Pakistan and England is now tied at 2-2 with the action shifting to Lahore from Karachi for the last three games. Pakistan, who are currently tied at third with 258 points could rise to the second spot if they win the remaining games.
England however will maintain second place if they manage to win just one of the three remaining games in the series. South Africa too will have a chance to rise in the rankings depending on how they go against India in the three-match series, starting Wednesday (September 28).
New Zealand, who are just one place above Australia in fifth with 252 points host Pakistan and Bangladesh for a tri-series on home soil next.