Former captain Virat Kohli slipped out of the top 10 of the ICC T20I Batting Rankings again after missing the recently concluded 3-match series against Sri Lanka. Skipper Rohit Sharma also slipped 2 places to 13th after an ordinary match against visiting Lankers in Lucknow and Dharamsala.
Virat Kohli, who was 10th after completing the 3-match T20I series against the West Indies, was rested for the final match of the series and the entire T20I series against Sri Lanka. Remarkably, Kohli had shown signs of a return to form as he recorded 50 match wins in the 2nd T20I against the West Indies.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, who has had an impeccable record as captain since taking charge as a full-time T20I skipper, looked out of character in the Sri Lankan T20Is as he twice equaled Dushmantha Chameera. He only managed 50 runs in 3 games against Sri Lanka.
Shreyas Iyer, who was in stunning form throughout the series, moved up 27 spots in the T20I rankings for batters to 18th. Iyer went on to go three half centuries unbeaten in India’s 3-0 win over Sri Lanka last month, with the 27-year-old amassing an impressive 204 runs with a batting average of 174.
KL Rahul, who also missed the Sri Lanka series, is the only Indian in the top 10. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka scored an impressive 75 in the second game of the series and was rewarded with a rise of six places to ninth place ranking.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan continue to occupy the top two places in the ICC T20I men’s shot rankings.
On the bowling charts, Bhuvneshwar Kumar rose 3 spots to 17th after a good performance against Sri Lanka. He is the only Indian bowler in the top 20 while Jasprit Bumrah fell 3 spots to 28th.
ICC T20I Rankings – India in top 10
KL Rahul – 10
Rohit Sharma – 13
Virat Kohli -15
Shreyas Iyer – 18
KAGISO RABADA MOVES TO 3rd PLACE IN THE TEST CHARTS
The biggest move up the Test rankings was speedy South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, who moved up three places to third after his impressive performance against New Zealand.
Rabada managed 10 wickets during the two-match streak, with his great draw of 5/60 in the first innings of the second Test helping the Proteas on their way to an important 198-run triumph.
Marnus Labuschagne remains the top batsman in the Test, while New Zealand’s Devon Conway moved up six places to 17th after his 92 in the second inning of the second Test against South Africa.