Virat Kohli is back in the top 5 of the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen. The Indian captain in the last 2 T20Is has scored two outstanding half-centuries against England and has jumped two places in the new ICC T20I rankings.
Indian opener KL Rahul after failing miserably in the first 3 T20I against England has lost a lot of points and is now at number 4. Before the series, KL Rahul was comfortably placed at 3 but his scores of 1,0,0 resulted in him no longer being in the top 3 of the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen.
Virat Kohli Back In Top 5
Coming back to Virat Kohli he will have an opportunity to jump further in the rankings if he continues his brilliant form in the last 2 T20Is against England. The Indian captain lost 16 points when he got out for a duck in the first T20I against England. However, Kohli made a strong comeback and gained 29 points each after the second and third T20I and is now the number 5 T20I batsman in the newly released IPL rankings.
Here are the latest top 5 ICC T20I Rankings
1) Dawid Malan 894
2) Aaron Finch – 830
3) Babar Azam – 801
4) KL Rahul – 771
5) Virat Kohli – 744
— ICC (@ICC) March 17, 2021
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli now becomes the only player to be in the top 5 of ICC batsmen rankings of all formats. The Indian captain continues to be the number 1 ranked ODI batsman and number 5 in Tests and T20Is respectively.
As far as the bowling T20I rankings are concerned, Washington Sundar is the highest-ranked Indian bowler. The off-spinner has jumped 2 places and is now ranked 11 with 631 rating points.
Furthermore, after KL Rahul and Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is the highest-ranked Indian batsman at the 17th spot with 594 points. These rankings are expected to once again change after the conclusion of the T20I series between India and England.