ICC has released the first T20I ranking update of the year and Indian players have been rewarded for their good performances against Sri Lanka in the series which concluded yesterday. KL Rahul still remains the top ranked Indian batsman who is at number 6 among the world’s batsmen with 760 rating points.
- Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues his dominance in the ranking. He is the top ranked T20 batsman with 879 rating points, 69 ahead of Aaron Finch who is at 2.
- Virat Kohli has risen one rank up who is now placed at 9 with 683 points. He is still 9 points behind Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai.
- Interestingly, there is no Indian bowler in top 10 bowlers ranking. Washington Sundar is top ranked Indian bowler who is at 14 in World’s ranking.
In the Team’s rankings, Pakistan holds on it’s number 1 position despite losing to Sri Lanka. India is placed at 5 in the rankings. Differentiating India and Pakistan are teams like Australia, England and South Africa who are placed at second, third and fourth respectively.
Among the Indian batsmen, Rohit Sharma has slipped to 13 while Shikhar Dhawan has gained a point to be placed at 15 in the latest developments.
Spinners are dominating the T20 bowlers ranking. There are 8 spinners in the top 10 bowlers list but none from India. Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are top 1 and 2 T20 bowlers respectively. Only 2 fast bowlers Andile Phehlukwayo who is placed at 6 and Chris Jordan at 10 are there in the top 10 bowlers ranking.
Surprisingly, world’s best T20 bowler Jasprit Bumrah is ranked 39 in the ICC T20 rankings. There is no Indian in Top 10 All-rounders as well.