New Zealand have returned to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I Team Rankings after winning the three-match series against the West Indies by 2-0. New Zealand had entered the series against the West Indies in third place behind Pakistan (124 points) and India (121 points) on 120 points.
The Kiwis moved ahead of India after winning the first T20I by 47 runs and then leapfrogged Pakistan into the number-one position after clinching the third T20I by 119 runs at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday. The second T20I was rained-off. New Zealand are now standing on 126 points, while the Caribbean side have dropped from 120 points to 115 points in fifth position.