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Pakistan maintains a stronghold in T20Is

Pakistan maintains a stronghold in T20Is

International Cricket Council (ICC) has expanded men’s T20I team rankings table with 80 teams who will now be able to gauge their progress in the format recognized by the global governing body. Last year, the ICC decided to award T20I status to all T20 matches between its members, making the list of T20I teams from 18 to 104.

The N0.1 T20I side Pakistan, consolidated their position at the top of the table with 286 points in newly released rankings, while six countries at the bottom-most are yet to open their account (0). 

The Green Shirts won eleven T20I series on the trot starting September 2016 and the streak came to an end in their last series against South Africa, where they suffered a 1-2 loss.

Followed by Pakistan are South Africa (262), England (261), Australia (261) and India (260). South Africa and India have swapped positions two and five in the expanded table, whose launch coincides with the annual rankings update in which series results from 2015-16 are removed and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 percent.