KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav on Monday consolidated their number five spots for the batsmen and bowlers, respectively, in the updated ICC T20I player rankings. Rahul with 726 points maintained his fifth spot in the list of top-ranked batsmen in the cricket’s shortest format led by Pakistan’s Babar Azam with 885 points. Azam is followed by New Zealander Colin Munro (825), Australia’s explosive duo of Glenn Maxwell (815) and Aaron Finch (782).Also Read - 1st ODI, SA vs IND: Our Middle-Order Couldn't Get Going, Needed More Partnerships, Says KL Rahul
Batsman Reeza Hendricks attained his career-best position after South Africa’s 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka. He has advanced 26 slots to 15th position after scoring 139 runs in the series, including two half-centuries. Also Read - 1st ODI, IND vs SA Highlights: Bavuma, Dussen Double Ton Help South Africa Beat India By 31 Runs
In the bowlers’ list, Kuldeep with 699 points continues to sit at the fifth position in the list led by Afghanistan’s premier spinner – Rashid Khan (780). The number two, three and four have been sustained by Shadab Khan (720) of Pakistan, England’s Adil Rashid (709) and Imad Wasim (705) of Pakistan. Also Read - Ind vs SA 1st ODI: Virat Kohli Still an Integral Part of The Side - Captain KL Rahul at Toss
South Africa pacer Andile Phehlukwayo gained career-best as he moved up 14 slots to 10th position after taking seven wickets in two matches against Sri Lanka, including a haul of four for 24.
In team rankings, Pakistan continue to top the list with India, England, Australia and South Africa completing the top five.