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T20 rankings: Clean sweep over Australia takes India to top spot

January 31, 2016 19:55 IST

India players celebrate victory over Australia in the third Twenty20 international match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday

IMAGE: India players celebrate victory over Australia in the third Twenty20 international match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

India became the number one side in the ICC T20 rankings after whitewashing Australia in the three-match series in Sydney on Sunday.

India, who are also the number one in Tests, overtook the West Indies to reach the top spot in the shortest format. India have 120 rating points, two more than the Caribbean unit.

Sri Lanka also have 118 rating points like the West Indies but they are third in the list.

India have hit top form in the T20 format ahead of the World T20 Championships to be held at home in from March 8 to April 3. They had famously won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007.

England (117 rating points) are fourth in the rankings ahead of New Zealand (116), South Africa (115), Pakistan (113) and Australia (110).

Afghanistan (80) and Scotland (66) round off the top-10 teams in the ranking charts.

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