West Indies will enter the Twenty20 World Cup in India second in the ICC rankings, with the hosts installed as the top-ranked side heading into the global event which started yesterday and runs until April 3.

In the latest rankings released, India topped the table with 127 points, nine clear of West Indies in second. South Africa lies third, also on 118 points while New Zealand is fourth with 116 points.

England is fifth on 112 points, Australia sixth on 111 points, Pakistan seventh on 110 points, while reigning champions Sri Lanka languish one point behind in eighth.

Installed in Group 1, West Indies will open their preliminary campaign against England on March 16 in Mumbai, clash with Sri Lanka four days later in Bangalore before taking on South Africa on March 25.

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