Sports / KL Rahul Claims 6th Spot; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Make Significant Rise In ICC T20I Rankings

NDTV : Mar 01, 2019, 10:06 AM

KL Rahul gained four places to take sixth spot, the highest among Indian batsmen in T20I. MS Dhoni gained seven places to take 56th spot while Virat Kohli rose to 17th after gaining two places. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (up 12 places to 15th) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (up 18 places to a career-best 43rd) also advanced, also rose in the ICC T20I player rankings, a statement said.

KL Rahul gained four places to take sixth spot while MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli made significant gains in the latest ICC Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings released on Thursday. Following India's T20I series loss to Australia, MS Dhoni gained seven places to take 56th spot while Virat Kohli rose to 17th after gaining two places. Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai also rose in the ICC T20I player rankings, a statement said.

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (up 12 places to 15th) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (up 18 places to a career-best 43rd) also advanced.

Maxwell and Zazai gained after superb shows with the bat in their series against India and Ireland, respectively.

Maxwell, top-ranked in the format a year ago, gained two slots to reach third position after scores of 56 and 113 not out that helped Australia complete a 2-0 victory in India, Australia's first series win in over a decade against the winners of inaugural ICC Men's T20 World Cup in 2007.

Hazratullah gained 31 places to reach a career-best seventh position after aggregating 204 runs in the 3-0 series victory that included an incredible 162 not out, the second highest score in T20Is.

The left-hander slammed 11 fours and 16 sixes in the 62-ball knock and helped his team post the highest T20I total of 278 for three.