Windies moving up


April 05, 2016

DELHI, India, CMC):

Newly crowned World T20 champions West Indies have moved within sight of number-one ranked India after recapturing the title they first won in 2012.

West Indies defeated 2010 champions England by four wickets in Sunday's final and have moved ahead of New Zealand in second place, according to the latest ICC team rankings released yesterday.

The West Indies are now on 125 points, one point behind India who lost to them in the second semi-final in Mumbai last week.

swapping places

New Zealand, who lost to England in the first semi-final in Delhi on Wednesday, have retained third place at 120 points while England are now fourth after swapping places with South Africa.

Meantime West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels who won the player of the final award, has also returned to the top 20 in 18th position.

West Indies' Samuel Badree is the number-one ranked bowler and he leads fellow wrist-spinner Imran Tahir of South Africa by 50 points, while India's Ravichandaran Ashwin is in third position, another 28 points behind.

Andre Russell is among bowlers outside the top 25 to make an impact in the latest rankings after moving up 18 places to 58th.

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