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Australia slip to eighth in Twenty20 rankings

Australia have slipped to eighth in the latest ICC Twenty20 world rankings, after the 3-0 series whitewash against India.

Only minnows Afghanistan, Scotland, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Zimbabwe and Ireland rank below Australia, only a month away from the World Twenty20 in India.

Australia's Twenty20 ranking went up in flames after losing 3-0 to India.
Australia's Twenty20 ranking went up in flames after losing 3-0 to India. Photo: Getty Images

Had Australia won the home series against India they would have risen from second to first on the official table.

Aaron Finch also took a hit in the player ratings, with Virat Kohli's stunning series average of 199 seeing the Indian push the Australian opener back to second.

Top ranking: India are Twenty20 kings.
Top ranking: India are Twenty20 kings. Photo: Getty Images

Australia's bowling appears to be the biggest concern leading into the upcoming World Twenty20, with the injured duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins the only two Australians in the top 20.

The news is brighter for the Australian women's team, who maintain their No.1 combined ranking for all forms of the game.

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Captain Meg Lanning keeps the top batting spot in both the Twenty20 and 50-over games, while Ellyse Perry is ranked fourth for bowlers in the game's shortest form and fifth in ODIs.

RANKINGS

TESTS

1 India 110 pts

2 Australia 109

3 South Africa 109

4 Pakistan 106

5 England 102

6 New Zealand 99

7 Sri Lanka 89

8 West Indies 76

9 Bangladesh 47

10 Zimbabwe 5

BATSMEN

1 Steve Smith (Aus)

2 Joe Root (Eng)

3 Kane Williamson (NZ)

4 Hashim Amla (Saf)

5 David Warner (Aus)

6 Younus Khan (Pak)

7 A.B. de Villiers (Saf)

8 Angelo Mathews (Sri)

9 Misbah-ul-Ha (Pak)

10 Ajinkya Rahane (Ind)

BOWLERS

1 Stuart Broad (Eng)

2 Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)

3 Yashir Shah (Pak)

4 Dale Steyn (Saf)

5 James Anderson (Eng)

6 Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)

7 Trent Boult (NZ)

8 Josh Hazlewood (Aus)

9 Tim Southee (NZ)

10 Morne Morkel (Saf)

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS

1 Australia 128

2 India 113

3 New Zealand 112

4 South Africa 112

5 Sri Lanka 104

6 England 101

7 Bangladesh 97

8 Pakistan 87

9 West Indies 86

10 Afghanistan 47

11 Ireland 46

12 Zimbabwe 45

BATSMEN

1 A.B. de Villiers (Saf)

2 Virat Kohli (Ind)

3 Hashim Amla (Saf)

4 Kane Williamson (NZ)

5 Rohit Sharma (Ind)

6 Tillekeratne Dilshan (Sri)

7 Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)

8 Glenn Maxwell (Aus)

9 Martin Guptill (NZ)

10 Quinton de Kock (Saf)

BOWLERS

1 Trent Boult (NZ)

2 Shakib Al Hasan (Ban)

3 Mitchell Starc (Aus)

4 Imran Tahir (Saf)

5 Dale Steyn (Saf)

6 Morne Morkel (Saf)

7 Matt Henry (NZ)

8 Saeed Ajmal (Pak)

9 James Anderson (Eng)

10 Mohammad Irfan (Pak)

TWENTY20

1 India 120

2 West Indies 118

3 Sri Lanka 118

4 England 117

5 New Zealand 116

6 South Africa 115

7 Pakistan 113

8 Australia 110

9 Afghanistan 80

10 Scotland 66

11 Bangladesh 64

12 Hong Kong 62

13 Netherlands 61

14 Zimbabwe 54

15 Ireland 42

BATSMEN

1 Virat Kohli (Ind)

2 Aaron Finch (Aus)

3 Alex Hales (Eng)

4 Francois du Plessis (Saf)

5 Martin Guptill (NZ)

6 Kane Williamson (NZ)

7 Chris Gayle (WI)

8 Hamilton Masakadza (Zim)

9 Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)

10 Kusal Perera (Sri)

BOWLERS

1 Sunil Narine (WI)

2 Ravichandran Ashwin (Ind)

3 Shahid Afridi (Pak)

4 Sachithra Senanayake (Sri)

5 Graeme Cremer (Zim)

6 Lasith Malinga (Sri)

7 Mitchel McClenaghan (NZ)

8 Imran Tahir (Saf)

9 Dawlat Zadran (Afg)

10 Nuwat Kulasekara (Sri)

Australians: 12 Mitchell Starc (Aus)

19 Pat Cummins (Aus)

WOMEN

1 Australia 131

2 England 124

3 New Zealand 112

4 India 109

5 West Indies 102

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS

BATTERS

1 Meg Lanning (Aus)

2 Suzie Bates (NZ)

3 Sarah Taylor (Eng)

4 Stafanie Taylor (WI)

5 Charlotte Edwards (Eng)

BOWLERS

1 Jhulan Goswami (Ind)

2 Katherine Brunt (Eng)

2 Anisa Mohammed (WI)

4 Stafanie Taylor (WI)

5 Ellyse Perry (AUS)

TWENTY20

BATTERS

1 Meg Lanning (Aus)

2 Charlotte Edwards (Eng)

3 Sarah Taylor (Eng)

4 Suzie Bates (NZ)

5 Stafanie Taylor (WI)

BOWLERS

1 Anya Shrubsole (Eng)

2 Danielle Hazell (Eng)

3 Anisa Mohammed (WI)

4 Ellyse Perry (Aus)

5 Morna Nielsen (NZ)

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