Virat Kohli, the former Indian T20I captain, has fallen out of top 10 in latest ICC Men’s T20I Batsman Ranking while Pakistan captain Babar Azam maintains the top spot.
Virat Kohli slip out of top 10 in ICC T20I Ranking
Virat Kohli, who stepped down from his role as Indian cricket team T20I captain following the T20 World Cup 2021, he was rested for the 3 match T20I series against New Zealand, as a result of which, the Indian star batsman has slipped out of the top 10 position in the latest Men’s T20I Ranking.
The Indian batsman was positioned 8th in the previous update, and has dropped down by 3 places to 11th place. Meanwhile, the new Indian T20I captain, Rohit Sharma, who had a fantastic series against New Zealand, has climbed 2 spots and now sits at 13th position.
↗️ Rizwan, Rahul move up one spot— ICC (@ICC) November 24, 2021
↗️ Guptill back in top 10
Some notable changes in this week's @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings 👀
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KL Rahul, who also was fantastic in the T20I series against New Zealand, has climbed up by a spot to 5th place and is the only Indian player in the top 10 of batsman ranking. In fact, he is the only Indian player in the top 10 of any category in the ICC Men’s T20I Ranking.
Martin Guptill, who was the 2nd highest run scorer in the series against India, has climbed 2 spots to enter the top 10.
Meanwhile, the top 4 has remained intact with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam at the top, followed by Dawid Malan, Aiden Markram and Mohammad Rizwan.
New Zealand slow left-arm orthodox bowler Mitchell Santner has jumped 10 spots to now number 13th postion, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar also climbed up some spot to now sit 19th in latest ranking update.
Indian off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, who had a great T20 World Cup 2021 and New Zealand series, has also jumped quite the places, from 129 to now 92nd position. Axar Patel, who was the main hero of India’s victory in the 3rd T20I in Kolkata, has also made big strides as he now finds himself 112 from 160th.