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Babar Azam, Aaron Finch dethrone Virat Kohli from the numeruno spot in T20I rankings

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Babar Azam has emerged as a star and has shared the change room with senior campaigner Shoaib Malik. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In recent developments, Pakistan’s Babar Azam dethroned King Kohli in the latest ICC T20I Rankings. Australian opener Aaron Finch secures the second position in the ranking to push Virat Kohli to the third position in the order.

The Pakistani number three batsman now has 786 points to show for, after his efforts in the New Zealand series. Finch, who had a magnificent Tri-Series at number five, bagged 784 points to secure the second place.

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Babar Azam has emerged as a star and has shared the change room with senior campaigner Shoaib Malik. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Unlike the ODI series, Virat Kohli is undergoing a disappointing T20I series with scores of 26 and 1 to his name. This dip led him to give away his number 1 position in the rankings with 776 points.

Despite Colin Munro’s firework in the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series, Colin Munro slipped to the fourth position with 773 points.

Men’s T20I Rankings for Batsmen

Pos Player Rating
1 Babar Azam PAK 786
2 Aaron Finch  AUS 784
3 Virat Kohli  IND 776
4 Colin Munro  NZ 773
5 Evin Lewis  WI 734
6 Lokesh Rahul  IND 726
7 Glenn Maxwell  AUS 700
8 Alex Hales  ENG 690
9 Joe Root  ENG 683
10 Hashim Amla  SA 683

For the bowlers, Mitchell Santner gallops towards the number 1 position with 718 points. Santner had a brilliant Triangular series before his campaign was cut short due to injury.

Dawid Malan and Mitchell Santner
Dawid Malan scored 59 before Mitchell Santner dismissed him. (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Santner swapped places with his ally, Ish Sodhi, who dropped down to number three position with 712 points to his name. Afghan sensation Rashid Khan sits pretty at the number two position with as many as 717 rating points.

T20I rankings for Bowlers

Pos Player Rating
1 Mitchell Santner NZ 718
2 Rashid Khan  AFG 717
3 Ish Sodhi  NZ 712
4 Jasprit Bumrah  IND 702
5 Samuel Badree  WI 691
6 Imran Tahir  SA 691
7 Imad Wasim  PAK 677
8 Mustafizur Rahman  BAN 667
9 James Faulkner  AUS 661
10 Shakib Al Hasan  BAN 661

The latest ICC rankings did not quite affect the all-rounder’s department as Shakib al Hasan still sits pretty at the top position with 353 points to his name.

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Shakib Al Hasan is hopeful to make a comeback in the Nidahas Trophy.(Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

T20I rankings for all-rounders

Pos Player Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 353
2 Glenn Maxwell  AUS 330
3 Mohammad Nabi  AFG 275
4 Marlon Samuels  WI 239
5 JP Duminy  SA 213
6 Peter Borren  NED 202
7 Mahmudullah  BAN 199
8 Paul Stirling  IRE 193
9 Samiullah Shenwari  AFG 188

In the latest T20I ranking for teams, Pakistan and Australia are joint toppers in the rankings with 126 points. Australia galloped towards the first position from number 7 after winning the Trans-Tasman Triangular Series.

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Australia won the Trans-tasman T20 tri-series. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Men’s T20I Team Rankings

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  Pakistan 26 3,272 126
2  Australia 20 2,513 126
3  India 30 3,607 120
4  New Zealand 26 3,013 116
5  West Indies 22 2,538 115
6  England 21 2,402 114
7  South Africa 22 2,481 113
8  Sri Lanka 29 2,635 91
9  Afghanistan 27 2,385 88
10  Bangladesh 19 1,367 72