The International Cricket Council on Wednesday announced the latest T20I rankings as Team India captain Virat Kohli moved up by a spot to number seven. Kohli slammed 134 runs in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Australia. Also Read - Virat Kohli Best Batsman in White Ball Cricket, Mitchell Starc Top Bowler: Isuru Udana
England’s Dawid Malan continues to lead the batting charts as KL Rahul is highest-ranked Indian batsmen on the third position. The flamboyant Indian batsman is the second-highest run-scorer in T20I cricket in 2020 with 404 runs in 11 matches. Pakistan’s Babar Azam managed to hold on to the second spot despite missing T20I series against New Zealand. Also Read - Pakistani Channel Heavily Trolled For Presenting Imran Khan's Twitter Poll Victory Over Virat Kohli as Breaking News
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert made huge gains to break into the top 10. Seifert climbed 24 spots to achieve a career-best ninth position. In the recently concluded T2oI series against Pakistan, Seifert slammed 176 runs in three matches. He also slammed his highest T20I career score – 84 not out off 63 balls in the second T20I in Hamilton. Also Read - Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Send Special Gifts to Paparazzi Requesting Them to Not Click Their Daughter
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell also made a jump and climbed to the sixth spot with 701 points. New Zealand’s southpaw Colin Munro, who missed the T20I series against Pakistan, dropped two spots down to eight in the latest rankings.
In the bowling charts, veteran New Zealand pacer Tim Southee attained his career-best positions – seventh. Southee scalped six wickets in two T20Is against Pakistan. While his teammate Mitchell Santner slipped two points and is currently on ninth position with 628 points.
While Afghanistan’s spin duo Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman currently hold the top two spots in the bowling charts with 736 and 730 points respectively. Interestingly, no Indian bowler there in the top 10 T20I bowling charts. Washington Sundar is highest-rated Indian on the list at 12th position, while pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah dropped to 19th.
In the T20I team rankings, Pakistan have lost three points and New Zealand have gained three, but the two retain their fourth and sixth positions, respectively.