West Indies get major boost in rankings ahead of T20 World Cup

– climb to fourth in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings

West Indies are now ranked 4th in the World in T20Is

In the leadup to the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, co-hosts West Indies took on South Africa at home, and have made substantial gains in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings on the back of a 3-0 series win.
Despite missing a few big names, West Indies managed to sweep the series; and with the series win, West Indies (254 rating points), the champions of the 2012 and 2016 editions of the T20 World Cup, are at fourth place in the rankings.

Local boy Gudakesh Motie has also advanced in the bowling rankings

The rankings are led by 2007 champions India (264 rating points), with 2021 champions Australia (257 rating points) and defending champions England (254 rating points) at second and third places respectively.

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There were individual bright spots for West Indies in the series, who gained substantially in the T20I Player Rankings. This included stand-in skipper Brandon King, whose 159 runs helped him jump up five places to the eighth position in the Men’s T20I Batting Rankings.
His opening partner Johnson Charles, who hit a blistering 69 from 26 balls in a Player of the Match performance in the third game of the series, gained 17 spots to reach the 20th place.

Stand-in Captain Brandon King has broken into the Top Ten of the batting rankings

Kyle Mayers (31st place in Batting Rankings) and Gudakesh Motie (27th place in Bowling Rankings) were the other beneficiaries from the recently concluded series.
These results bode well for the Men in Maroon, who will be looking for a record third title during their home T20 World Cup. They are placed in Group C, alongside Afghanistan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda.
West Indies will begin their T20 World Cup campaign on a positive note this Sunday, when they come up against Papua New Guinea at the Guyana National Stadium at Providence from 10:30hrs.
The global event will bowl off on the previous day in Texas, USA with a clash between co-hosts USA and Canada at the Grand Prairie Stadium at 20:30hrs.