Effect of India-West Indies T20I series on T20 team rankings

Effect of India-West Indies T20I series on T20 team rankings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Current World T20 champions, West Indies are ranked No.3 in the T20I team rankings whereas India is at No.2. Windies can go past India in the rankings while the visitors will also have a chance of improving their ratings based on the result of the T20I series.

Team India is currently ranked No.2 placed on 128 points, four points behind table leader New Zealand, whereas third-ranked West Indies have 122 points. The series constitutes of two T20 internationals and will be played on 27th and 28th of August, in the USA.

If West Indies win the series 2-0:

If the Carlos Brathwaite led West Indies beat India in both the matches, they will move to 127 points and will replace India from the second position, as India will then be left with 124 points, which is still 5 points ahead of the 4th ranked South Africa.

If India wins the series 2-0:

A 2-0 win for MS Dhoni & Co. will give them 4 points and with that, they will join number one ranked New Zealand with 132 points. On the other hand, West Indies will lose the number three spot, as South Africa with 119 points will be at No.3, one point ahead of West Indies.

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If the series ends in a draw 1-1:

A draw doesn’t have much impact in the rankings as India will remain at 2 with 128 points and West Indies will also retain their position.

If India wins the series 1-0:

If one of the matches is washed off and India wins the other, the Men in Blue will clinch the series 1-0, which will give them 2 rating points to make it a total of 130 rating points and thereby reducing the gap with the top-ranked New Zealand team which has 132 rating points.

On the other hand, West Indies will lose 3 rating points in this case, which will equalize their rating points with South Africa at 119.

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If West Indies wins the series 1-0:

If West Indies wins the series 1-0, it won’t change the rankings much, but that will reduce the gap between the second-ranked India and third-ranked West Indies by 1 rating point.