Latest ICC T20I Players’ Rankings: Virat Kohli Enters Top 10 Batting Rankings, KL Rahul Moves Up Three Spots
The no.1-ranked Test and ODI batsman Virat Kohli has re-entered the top-10 position in the T20I batting rankings. Also, KL Rahul has moved up three spots in the T20I batting rankings after showcasing consistent performances.
On Thursday (12th December), the ICC released their new T20I players’ rankings. The hosts India and the visiting side Windies just have completed the three-match T20I series that India won by the 2-1 margin.
Virat Kohli is now the no.10-ranked T20I batsman
Indian captain Virat Kohli won the Player of the Series award for his brilliant batting performances throughout the series. The right-handed batsman finished the series as the leading run-scorer as he scored 183 runs in this home T20I series. In these three matches, Kohli scored 94*, 19 and 70* respectively.
While Kohli is the present no.1-ranked Test and ODI batsman, he is now the 10th ranked T20I batsman after these top performances. The former no.1-ranked T20I batsman Kohli has moved up five spots to claim the latest T20I rankings.
KL Rahul is the no.6-ranked T20I batsman while Rohit Sharma slipped down
Meanwhile, KL Rahul was another batsman who mostly shined for India in that series. In the absence of the left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, the team management chose Rahul as his replacement in the playing XI. The right-handed opening batsman smashed two half-centuries in this series and finished as the second most run-scorer in this series. He scored 164 runs in this series as he played the knocks of 62, 11 and 91 runs respectively. While he has climbed up three spots, his present T20I batting ranking is no.6.
Though another Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored 71 runs in the series-decider game at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai), he has slipped down one spot to the no.9 position.
Among the Windies batsmen, captain Kieron Pollard has climbed up 27 spots as his present batting ranking is 79 position. He batted in two innings of this series and scored 37 and 68 runs. Shimron Hetmyer, who finished as the highest run-scorer (120 runs) for Windies in this series, moved up 100 spots to achieve 104th position in T20I batting rankings.
Among the bowlers, Indian pacer Deepak Chahar (+22), Windies pacers Sheldon Cottrell (+8) and Jason Holder (+11) moved up to the T20I bowling rankings as they are now standing at 21st, 12th and 71st positions respectively.
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