Warner is now fifth in batting table while Kulasekara is enjoying his career-best ranking

Sri Lanka has strengthened its hold as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC T20I Championship Table following its 2-0 series win over host Australia on Monday.

Sri Lanka, which needed to win just one of the two matches in the series to retain its top spot, gained four ratings points to finish on 131 ratings points - nine ratings points  ahead of second-placed ICC World Twenty20 2012 champion West Indies.

Australia, on the other hand, has retained its seventh place but has lost four ratings points to end at 104, 12 ratings points behind sixth-placed Pakistan.

Australia next plays West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 International on 13 February in Brisbane.

To find out exactly how the forthcoming series will affect the T20I Championship Table, please click here. The T20I and ODI Championship tables are updated after every match, unlike the Test Championship table, which is updated after every series.

Warner, Kulasekara make positive gains

Meanwhile, injury to Shane Watson has meant that Brendon McCullum has regained the top slot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I batsmen.

In the latest rankings, released on Tuesday morning, Mahela Jayawardene has also moved up a place to third in the batting table, while Australia’s David Warner, who made scores of 90 not out and seven in the two matches against Sri Lanka, has jumped five places to fifth position.

Other batsmen to gain in the latest batting list are Angelo Mathews in 49th (up by four), George Bailey in 53rd (up by nine), Thisara Perera in 81st (up by 23), Jeevan Mendis in 89th (up by five) and Shaun Marsh in 99th (up by 32).

In the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for T20I bowlers, Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Kulasekara has jumped two places to a career-best fourth position with best-ever 676 ratings points. The other bowler inside the top 20 to make an improvement is Lasith Malinga, who has moved up a place to 13th.

Mitchell Starc in 32nd (up by nine), Xavier Doherty in 49th (up by 28) and Glenn Maxwell in 98th (up by 33) are the other bowlers to improve their rankings

The bowlers’ table is still headed by Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, followed by Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis in second and Graeme Swann in third place.

Sri Lanka's Twenty20 captain Angelo Mathews has moved up a place to eighth in the all-rounders' table, which is headed by Shane Watson

Reliance ICC T20I Championship (as on 29 January, after Australia-Sri Lanka series)

Rank     Team                          Rating

1             Sri Lanka                    131

2             West Indies                122

3             India                           119

4             England                      118         

5            South Africa               117

6            Pakistan                       116

7            Australia                      104

8             New Zealand                 98

9            Bangladesh                    84

10          Ireland                           82

11           Zimbabwe                      44

Not ranked as fewer than eight T20I matches played since August 2010                                         

       Afghanistan                      76

       Netherlands                      73

       Scotland                           67

       Canada                             11

       Kenya                                2

Reliance ICC T20I Rankings (as on 29 January)

Batsmen

Rank     (+/-)         Player              Team       Pts          Ave        S/R       HS Ranking

   1           (+1)         B McCullum         NZ          794         34.77     132         849 v Ban at Pallekele 2012

   2           (+1)         Chris Gayle           WI          792         36.48     145         831 v Aus at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   3           (+1)         M Jayawardena   SL           768         33.15     133         785 v Aus at Pallekele 2011

   4           (-3)          Shane Watson      Aus         767         30.62     148         832 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   5           (+5)         David Warner       Aus         760         28.71     139         826 v WI at St Lucia 2010

   6           (-1)          Virat Kohli            Ind          731*!    34.87     130         731 v Pak at Ahmedabad 2012

   7           (-1)          Marlon Samuels  WI          723*!    32.44     137         723 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

   8           (-1)          Martin Guptill       NZ          721         33.93     124         793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

   9=        (-1)          Suresh Raina        Ind          719         33.60     136         776 v Eng at Kolkata 2011

                (-1)          Eoin Morgan        Eng         719         36.90     133         872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

  11         ( - )          T Dilshan               SL           667         28.00     121         802 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2009

  12         ( - )          K Sangakkara      SL           651         30.00     121         763 v WI at Barbados 2010

  13         ( - )          Yuvraj Singh        Ind          648         30.42     149         793 v SA at St Lucia 2010

  14         ( - )          Alex Hales            Eng         633*!    34.83     127         633 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

  15=       ( - )          H Masakadza      Zim         629*      26.59     117         652 v SL at Hambantota 2012

                ( - )          JP Duminy            SA           629         32.82     122         694 v Eng at Durham 2012

  17         ( - )          G Gambhir            Ind          601         27.41     119         723 v SL at Mohali 2009

  18         ( - )          Umar Akmal        Pak         597         26.96     117         709 v Zim at Harare 2011

  19         ( - )          M Hafeez              Pak         594!       23.17     114         594 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2012

  20         ( - )          Jacques Kallis       SA           587         35.05     119         738 v Eng at Durham 2012

Selected Rankings

Rank     (+/-)         Player              Team       Pts          Ave        S/R       HS Ranking

  49         (+4)         A Mathews           SL           391*      26.41     115         398 v Aus at Sydney 2013

  53         (+9)         George Bailey       Aus         383*!    28.77     132         383 v SL at Melbourne 2013

  79         (-20)       Aaron Finch          Aus         255*      37.33     142         422 v Ind at Melbourne 2012

  81         (+23)      Thisara Perera      SL           254*!    22.20     151         254 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

  89         (+5)         Jeevan Mendis     SL           226*      22.85     114         240 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012

  92         (-6)          Matthew Wade    Aus         219*      20.50     109         402 v Ind at Melbourne 2012

  99         (+32)      Shaun Marsh        Aus         200*!    17.88     101         200 v SL at Melbourne 2013

Bowlers

Rank     (+/-)       Player              Team         Pts           Ave      Econ      HS Ranking

   1           ( - )          Saeed Ajmal         Pak         756         16.32     6.23       788 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

   2           ( - )          Ajantha Mendis   SL           731         11.48     5.84       762 v WI at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   3           ( - )          Graeme Swann    Eng         720         16.84     6.36       760 v Pak at Cardiff 2010

   4           (+2)         N Kulasekara       SL           676!       25.03     7.20       676 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

   5           (-1)          N McCullum         NZ          669         18.95     6.46       709 v Zim at Harare 2011

   6           (+1)         Abdur Razzak      Ban        644         17.94     6.82       661 v Ire at Belfast 2012

   7           (+1)         Shahid Afridi        Pak         643         21.76     6.32       814 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009

   8           (-3)          Shane Watson      Aus         639         20.42     7.19       671 v Pak at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   9=        (+1)         Sunil Narine          WI          638*!    18.37     6.16       638 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

                (+1)         Dale Steyn            SA           638         16.64     6.30       688 v WI at Antigua 2010

  11         (+1)         M Hafeez              Pak         635         23.43     6.73       662 v Eng at Dubai 2012

  12         (+1)         Johan Botha         SA           634         22.24     6.37       733 v NZ at Auckland 2012

  13         (+1)         Lasith Malinga     SL           629         22.29     7.43       680 v Eng at Bristol 2011

  14         (-5)          A Mathews           SL           626         26.09     6.58       639 v NZ at Pallekele 2012

  15         ( - )          S Al Hasan            Ban        625         22.70     6.88       658 v Ire at Belfast 2012

  16         ( - )          R Ashwin               Ind          618!       37.85     7.48       618 v Pak at Ahmedabad 2012

  17         ( - )          Morne Morkel      SA           612         19.53     6.83       646 v Aus at Cape Town 2011

  18         ( - )          Trent Johnston     Ire           610         19.86     6.26       633 v Ban at Belfast 2012

  19         ( - )          Prosper Utseya     Zim         601         29.43     6.74       615 v SL at Hambantota 2012

  20         ( - )          Stuart Broad         Eng         600         23.18     7.34       672 v Pak at Cardiff 2010

Selected Rankings

Rank      (+/-)      Player              Team       Pts           Ave      Econ      HS Ranking

  32         (+9)         Mitchell Starc       Aus         533*!    16.40     6.28       533 v SL at Melbourne 2013

  49         (+28)      Xavier Doherty    Aus         433*!    30.66     7.88       433 v SL at Melbourne 2013

  98         (+33)      Glenn Maxwell     Aus         281*!    25.60     6.40       281 v SL at Melbourne 2013

100        (+1)         T Dilshan               SL           271*!    39.00     7.22       271 v Aus at Melbourne 2013

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)      Player                 Team       Pts        HS Ranking

  1           ( - )          Shane Watson      Aus         490        557 v SA at Colombo (RPS) 2012

   2           ( - )          M Hafeez              Pak         377!       377 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2012

   3           ( - )          Yuvraj Singh        Ind          337/*!   337 v Pak at Ahmedabad 2012

   4=        ( - )          Chris Gayle           WI          301/*!   301 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

                ( - )          Marlon Samuels  WI          301*/*!301 v Ban at Mirpur 2012

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