New Delhi, Dec 19(ANI): India is presented with a chance to go top of the Reliance ICC T20I Championship table if it wins all four matches scheduled to be played against England and Pakistan before the end of 2012.
India plays England in a two-match series starting tomorrow in Pune and then squares off against its traditional rival Pakistan - also in a two-match series starting on 25 December in Bengaluru.
India is currently ranked third on the T20I Championship table with 120 ratings points. If India was to win all four matches, it will be propelled to the number-one rank with a gain of 12 ratings points and in doing so will open up a five points lead over current number-one ranked Sri Lanka.
This will be the first time that India will have a chance of aiming for the number-one spot on the T20I Championship table since it was launched in October 2011.
If India was to lose even one of its four matches, the best it can hope to end 2012 is at the number-two spot.
But if India was to lose all four of its matches against both England and Pakistan, it could slip to as low as seventh with 106 ratings points.
England and Pakistan can hope to push up a place if they win their games against India.
Meanwhile, South Africa could rise up to number-two spot if it wins the series against the Black Caps 3-0. But the final positioning for South Africa will be determined by the outcomes of India's series against England and Pakistan. (ANI)