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India have been leapfrogged by arch-rivals Pakistan in the latest T20I rankings but gained a spot in the ODI rankings according to the latest ICC listing.
Virat Kohli's men dropped six points to slip to the 4th spot in the shortest format of the game behind New Zealand, England and Pakistan. Inaugural WT20 champions India have 118 points in their kitty, three points less than 2009 WT20 winner Pakistan, who gained five points to join second-placed England on 121 points.
.@MRFWorldwide @BLACKCAPS @englandcricket Here's the full rankings update with South Africa and India falling below England and Pakistan, Australia above #WT20 champions West Indies. pic.twitter.com/omckh7XA7e— ICC (@ICC) May 2, 2017
But Pakistan are ranked behind the Three Lions by a fraction of a point. England have benefitted significantly in the latest rankings and rose three places after gaining seven points.
Eoin Morgan's side are four points behind table-topper New Zealand, who are on 125 points after dropping two points.
South Africa slipped two places to fifth after conceding six points, but are one point ahead of Australia.
As far as ODIs are concerned, India have risen to the No.3 spot with South Africa and Australia occupying the top two spots in the latest annual update.
India have gained five points to swap positions with 2015 World Cup finalists New Zealand, who have dropped to fourth after picking up only two points. This means India have 117 rating points as against the Kiwis, who have 115.
Number-one ranked South Africa gained four points following the annual update and are now on 123 points, while world champions and second-ranked Australia stayed on 118 points.
But the race for the all-important eighth place -- which spells an automatic entry into the 2019 World Cup in England -- has Pakistan taking a strong nine-point lead over the West Indies.
Hosts England, placed at fifth and the top seven-ranked teams, as on September 30, 2017, will get an automatic spot in the spectacle.
(With inputs from IANS)