Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest T20 rankings released by ICC on October 31. Bumrah has been in phenomenal form, he picked up 6 wickets versus New Zealand in the recently concluded ODI series, which team India won 2-1. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, on the other hand, retained the number one spot in the ICC T20I ratings, obviously because of the surreal consistency he has shown in the shortest format of the game.
Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained the T20 top spot after Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim slipped one place.
In the team rankings, India will do Pakistan a huge favour if they defeat New Zealand in the upcoming series, as such a result will see their arch rivals top the standings.
New Zealand are the top-ranked side in the shortest format with 125 points, Pakistanis are at number 2, one point behind kiwis, after securing a 3-0 win in the series against Sri Lanka that culminated in Lahore on last Sunday.
India are placed at fifth with 116 points and can grab the second position with a 3-0 win over New Zealand which will take them to 122 points.
Pakistan will reach the top rank with their tally of 124 points in such a scenario with New Zealand slipping to 114 points and fifth position.
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) October 29, 2017
Even a 2-1 series win for India will be enough for Pakistan to move to the top with New Zealand slipping to 121 points.
The three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand will start from November 1 at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.