A fortnight ago, Australia were ranked seventh in the world for T20, but now the competition's perennial underperformers are on the verge of a history-making world number one ranking.

This is partly due to the lack of matches played in the T20 calendar. Without the quadrennial World T20 tournament, Australia have managed to shoot up the rankings and now can usurp India with a win in Auckland. 

Australia are undefeated in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series, with three wins against New Zealand and England priming Australia's T20 side for their world-best reckoning. But captain David Warner says Australia aren't ready for that esteem. 

"It doesn't sit well with us at all," he told cricket.com.au

"We've probably said it for the last 12-24 months about improving … how we play this format.

"We've spoken about scheduling numerous times and being able to fit the Twenty20 Internationals into the calendar and getting everyone fit and ready for that."