In the yearly update released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for 2021/22, India’s advantage at the top of the T20 rankings was extended. India had previously led second-placed England by one point in the shortest version of the game since Rohit Sharma took over as captain following the T20 World Cup last year, but the difference has now grown to five points.

India is still nine points behind Australia in the test rankings. Meanwhile, New Zealand continues to lead the ODI standings, although England is only a point behind them in second place. Australia is in third place, while India is in fourth.

The ICC stated in a statement that “the revised rankings incorporate all T20I series played since May 2019, with those performed prior to May 2021 weighted at 50% and future series weighted at 100%.”

With 270 rating points, India leads the T20 standings, while England has 265. With 261 points, Pakistan completes the top three. In the Test rankings, Australia’s advantage over second-placed India has grown from one to nine rating points, while Pakistan has above England to occupy fifth place. India has also earned a point to move to 119, but England has lost nine points after their 4-1 series victory over India in 2018 was eliminated from the rankings. England’s 88 rating points are the lowest they’ve received since 1995.

In the yearly update, which drops the 2018-19 season and represents all series played since May 2019, Australia, who thrashed England 4-0 in the Ashes in January, has moved from 119 to 128 rating points.