25 Oct 2011

England named top ranked 20/20 side

1:43 pm on 25 October 2011

The reigning Twenty20 cricket champions England have claimed the gong of being the number-one ranked side in the shortest form of the game with the Black Caps in third after the ICC Twenty/20 team rankings were launched today.

England, which is also the top ranked Test side, has a rating of 127 points and leads second-placed Sri Lanka by just one rating point.

Only six ratings points separate the next four sides with New Zealand occupying third position on 117, followed by South Africa, India, and Australia.

Pakistan is in seventh position, 14 ratings points behind Australia, with West Indies, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe to follow.

Since August 2009, England has played 20 T/20's, winning 12, losing six and with two ending in no-results.