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Possible results of the India-Australia T20I series and their impacts on the rankings

Indian skipper Virat Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli

After clinching the ODI series 4-1, team India prepares to host Australia in the T20I series. The team led by Virat Kohli, which is the number one ranked in Tests and ODIs, has a great chance to climb up in the shortest format of the game.

Currently, the men in blue are ranked 5th in T20Is with 116 points. If India manage to win all the 3 games of the series, they will displace Pakistan and move to the 2nd spot. The visitors, who are ranked 7 with 110, too have a chance to move up to 3rd spot by winning all the games.

The various outcomes of the series would result in different rankings of the 2 sides. Let’s take a look at all the possible scenarios and what they will result in.

If India win 3-0

The home side will earn 6 points and move to 122 points that will take them to the 2nd spot, only 3 points shy of the top-ranked New Zealand. Australia will lose 8 points and drop to 102 points but their 7th position will remain intact.

If India win 2-1

The men in blue won’t see a change in the position with a 2-1 win but they will gain 2 points to end with 118 and will land 1 point short of the 4th placed English side. On the other hand, the visitors will lose 2 points but won’t lose the 7th spot.

If Australia win 2-1

In the case of an Australian victory by 2-1, Virat Kohli & Co. will lose 3 points and drop to the 6th spot with 113 points. Steve Smith-led side would climb 2 spots to reach the 5th place with 114 points.

If Australia win 3-0

Even though the possibility of an Australian whitewash looks bleak yet the men in yellow would love that to happen. If they indeed pull off the improbable, they will reach to the 3rd rank with 120 points in the bag. India will drop to the 7th spot by losing 6 points.

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