Auckland series: Chance for Pak, NZ to top T20 rankings

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Pakistan and New Zealand will have an opportunity to come on top of T20 rankings for the first time when they enter a three-match series in Auckland from January 15 (Friday).
The team which wins all three matches will move ahead of West Indies in number-one spot whereas the losing side will drop to eighth position, as New Zealand have joined Pakistan with 114 points in the T20 rankings following their 2-0 win over Sri Lanka.
Moreover, the side that wins the series 2-1 will leapfrog South Africa into fifth position. The ICC T20 championship table is extremely tight with only eight points separating the top eight sides.
With a number of matches to be played in the lead up to the ICC World T20 in India, it is likely that there will be plenty of reshuffling at the top of the order.