India captain Slipped to 3rd Spot in Latest ICC T20I Ranking for Batsmen

ICC T20I Rankings: Aaron Finch, Imad Wasim Gain Points; Virat Slips to 3rd Slot

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India captain Virat Kohli has slipped to the third spot in the latest ICC T20I Rankings for batsmen. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Hard-hitting Australian opener Aaron Finch and Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Imad Wasim gain the top spot in the batsmen and bowlers list, respectively in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Ranking, which got updated after the recently concluded India series against Sri Lanka 3-0.

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Finch gained up one place so did Windies left-handed opener, Evin Lewis, as Indian skipper Virat Kohli slipped to the third position after missing the T20I series due to personal commitments. As players lose two percent of their rating points for each T20I missed, Kohli, has slipped from 824 points to 776 points. Although, Kohli is only eight points behind Finch and four behind Lewis.

On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah slipped to the third place after missing the third game and going wicketless in the first two matches, while Afghanistan wrist spinner Rashid Khan reached his career-best second spot. However, Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Imad Wasim found himself at the top spot.

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Both Finch and Imad have been top-ranked in the past. Finch was at the top on 18 March 2016 while Imad was at number one position last on 4 November this year.

There were other notable changes like India’s Lokesh Rahul gained 23 spots to reach the fourth position after scoring 154 runs in the series including two half-centuries. Sharma’s 162 runs in the series, which included a magnificent knock of 118 in the second match in Indore helped him gain six slots to reach 14thposition.

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Indian bowlers also made a substantial gain in the ranking lists, as Yuzvendra Chahal’s eight-wicket in the series helped him to reach 16th position while Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav are tied to joint 39th and 64 spots, respectively.

Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera has moved up eight places to take the 30th spot in the batsmen’s list after averaging 100 runs in the series while opener Upul Tharanga jumped 36 slots to reach 105th position after his total of 81 runs. Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera has gained two places to reach 70th position among bowlers.

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India has improved their tally of 119 points to 121 points. They left behind England, New Zealand and the Windies to move from fifth to the second position in a list headed by Pakistan with 124 points.

Here are the top 10 T20I Batsmen in the ICC Ranking List:

1 Aaron Finch Australia 784
2 Evin Lewis West Indies 780
3 Virat Kohli India 776
4 Lokesh Rahul India 726
5 Kane Williamson New Zealand 716
6 Glenn Maxwell Australia 700
7 Alex Hales England 690
8 Joe Root England 683
9 Hashim Amla South Africa 682
10 Martin Guptill New Zealand 678

Here are the Top 10 Bowlers on the ICC’s Ranking List:

1 Imad Wasim Pakistan 718
2 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 717
3 Jasprit Bumrah India 702
4 Samuel Badree Rest of the World 694
5 Imran Tahir Rest of the World 691
6 Sunil Narine West Indies 676
7 Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 667
8 James Faulkner Australia 661
9 Shakib Al-Hasan Bangladesh 661
10 Ish Sodhi New Zealand 656

Here are top 10 teams in ICC’s Ranking List:

1 Pakistan 23 2843 124
2 West Indies 20 2395 120
3 New Zealand 16 1925 120
4 India 26 3106 119
5 England 17 2029 119
6 South Africa 20 2238 112
7 Australia 15 1665 111
8 Sri Lanka 25 2246 90
9 Afghanistan 25 2157 86
10 Bangladesh 17 1289 76


Ankush Das

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