The Indian women’s
cricket team pipped New Zealand to claim third spot in the T20 International standings
while retaining its second position in the ODI chart in the latest ICC rankings
released on Friday.

and England remained in the top two positions of the T20 rankings with 291 and
280 points respectively, PTI reported.

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With 270
points, India, who reached the final of the T20 World Cup earlier this year, narrowly
edged out New Zealand, who are on 269 points.

registered the biggest improvement in rankings, gaining 15 rating points to jump
11 places up to 27. Malaysia saw the biggest fall, down from 31 to 38.

Other notable
improvements were made by Samoa and Indonesia, who gained two places each to rise
to rank 16 and 20 respectively, along with the United States, who gained four
places and are now ranked 31st.  

Meanwhile, Denmark,
Belgium and Qatar have lost their places in the rankings. The two European
nations have not played a single match since 2017, while Qatar played fewer
than the minimum six in that period.

In the ODI
rankings, India (121) and England (119) cling on to their second and third
positions respectively, despite losing four points each.

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points tally increased by eight, taking them to 160, courtesy of their spectacular
form over the rating period. The six-time world champions won 20 out of 21 ODIs
during the rating period.

Their 39-point
lead over second placed India is the largest gap by any team (men or women) in all
three formats.

registered 3-0 series victories over India, Pakistan, New Zealand, England,
West Indies, Sri Lanka and a 2-1 win over England in 2017.

South Africa
occupy fourth spot with 107 points, 13 points clear of New Zealand in fifth
with 94 points. West Indies (85), Pakistan (77), Bangladesh (61) and Sri Lanka
(47) follow next.

The latest
rankings update weights the results of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons at 50
per cent and the 2019-20 season at 100 percent.