ICC T20I latest rankings: Virat Kohli loses top spot, Team India rise to No 2

KL Rahul is the only batsman other than the Indian skipper to make it into the top 5 batsmen list at Number 4

The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest T20I rankings on Christmas and gave a reason for the Indian cricket fans to rejoice. After whitewashing Sri Lanka in a 3-match bilateral series, Indian climbed 3 positions and grabbed the second spot with 121 rating. India surpassed the previous table-toppers including New Zealand and West Indies, who currently hold the 3rd and 4th position respectively.

ICC T20I rankings – Teams

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2843 124
2 India 28 3385 121
3 New Zealand 16 1925 120
4 West Indies 20 2395 120
5 England 17 2029 119
6 South Africa 20 2238 112
7 Australia 15 1665 111
8 Sri Lanka 27 2385 88
9 Afghanistan 25 2157 86
10 Bangladesh 17 1289 76

 

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However, a great series victory against the Lankans was not enough for Team India to retain their previous ranks. Speedster Jasprit Bumrah, who earlier secured the first position in the ICC T20I rankings, has now slipped by three places. He has been dethroned by Pakistani spinner Imad Wasim while the second position has been secured by Afghanistan’s spin sensation Rashid Khan.

ICC T20I rankings – Bowlers

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Imad Wasim PAK 718
2 Rashid Khan AFG 717
3 Jasprit Bumrah IND 702
4 Samuel Badree WI 694
5 Imran Tahir SA 691
6 Sunil Narine WI 676
7 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 667
8 James Faulkner AUS 661
8 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 661
10 Ish Sodhi NZ 656

 

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Ahead of the T20I series against Sri Lanka, skipper Virat Kohli was ruling the batsmen rankings. As he didn’t feature in the series owing to his wedding, he also lost the top spot to Australia’s T20 specialist batsman David Warner. West Indies young batsman Evin Lewis is at the second spot with 780 rating while Kohli is at Number 3. KL Rahul is the only batsman other than the Indian skipper to make it into the top 5 batsmen list. He is at Number 4.

ICC T20I rankings – Batsmen

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Arron Finch AUS 784
2 Evin Lewis WI 780
3 Virat Kohli IND 776
4 KL Rahul IND 726
5 Kane Williamson NZ 716
6 Glenn Maxwell AUS 700
7 Alex Hales ENG 690
8 Joe Root ENG 683
9 Hashim Amla SA 682
10 Martin Guptill NZ 678

 

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In the all-rounder’s list, Bangladeshi veteran cricketer Shakib Al Hasan retained his Number 1 position. Another Aussie T20 specialist, Glenn Maxwell holds the second position while Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is at Number 3. There’s no Indian on this list.

ICC T20I rankings – All-Rounder

Rank Name Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 353
2 Glenn Maxwell AUS 330
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 275
4 Marlon Samuels WI 270
5 JP Duminy SA 213
6 Peter Borren NED 202
7 Mahmudullah BAN 200
8 Paul Stirling IRE 193
8 Shoaib Malik PAK 193
10 Samiullah Shenwari AFG 189

 

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