England maintain top spot in ICC T20 rankings
Posted on: 06:55 PM IST Feb 28, 2012
Dubai: World champions England continued their domination of the Reliance ICC Twenty20 international rankings while 2007 edition winners India occupied the sixth place in the latest chart issued on Tuesday.
England retained their top spot with 129 points after winning their Twenty20 international series against Pakistan 2-1 in Abu Dhabi.
South Africa are second with 119 points while Sri Lanka are third with 117. New Zealand (114) and Australia (110) are fourth and fifth, ahead of India (108).
Suresh Raina, at sixth spot, is the highest-ranked Indian in the list of batsmen, which is headed by Kevin Pietersen who replaced England teammate Eoin Morgan at the top.
Richard Levi of South Africa, who clubbed the fastest Twenty20 International century by belting five fours and 13 sixes (the most in a T20 to date) in a 51-ball 117, has entered in 22nd position.
Among the bowlers, no Indian is in the top-10 with offspinner Harbhajan Singh the only one from the in the top-30.
Englishman Graeme Swann occupies the number one bowling spot with Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis in second spot.
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