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New Zealand tour of West Indies: Teams vie for higher spot in T20 rankings

West Indies and New Zealand will be battling to top each other in the rankings © Getty Images
West Indies and New Zealand will be battling to top each other in the rankings © Getty Images

Jul 4, 2014

After winning the Test series 2-0, the Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand will look for an improvement in their T20 rankings against the Former ICC World Twenty20 (T20) champions West Indies, when they will square-off against each other in the two T20Is to be played on Saturday and Sunday in Roseau.

There is an opportunity for both sides to claim the fifth position in the rankings, but to make this happen, they win both the matches. In this scenario, the side that wins both games will go past Australia — who will be relegated to the fifth position — while the side that loses both the matches will finish seventh. There will be no change to the pre-series rankings if the series finishes with a tied scoreline.

Both New Zealand and West Indies are on equal points at 110, but New Zealand is ranked above the West Indies in sixth place when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point. India sits on top of the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings, leading the reigning ICC World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka by a fraction of a point.

Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in fourth position, is the highest-ranked batsman from either side in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I batsmen, while his team-mate Martin Guptill is at the 15th position. Outside the top 20, batsmen targeting improvements to their rankings include Dwayne Bravo (27th), Lendl Simmons (28th), Ross Taylor (39th), Dwayne Smith (44th), Kane Williamson (55th) and West Indies captain Darren Sammy (66th).

West Indies spinners Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine dominate the Reliance ICC Player Ranking for T20I bowlers by occupying the top two slots. The highest-ranked New Zealand bowler to feature in the series is Tim Southee, who occupies the 42nd spot.

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