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ICC T20I rankings: Virat Kohli retains top slot among batsmen; India climb to 2nd spot after England series win

  • PTI
  • February 3rd, 2017
  • 9:34:18 IST

Dubai: Virat Kohli maintained his top spot in the latest ICC rankings of T20 batsmen while India have gained a spot by virtue of their series win against England to climb to the second spot in the team rankings.

Virat Kohli bats during the 2nd T20I of the series against England in Nagpur. AP

Virat Kohli bats during the 2nd T20I of the series against England in Nagpur. AP

Kohli leads number two-ranked Aaron Finch of Australia by 28 points, while Glenn Maxwell of Australia is third.

Kohli is ranked second in Tests and third in ODIs which makes him the only Indian batsman in top five across all formats.

Jasprit Bumrah also maintained his second position in the bowlers' table with a four-point difference between him and Imran Tahir. Ravichandran Ashwin is eighth in the list while Ashish Nehra is 24th.

England's Joe Root and India wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal have made impressive gains after rankings released on Thursday following the three-match T20I series between India and England, which concluded on Wednesday.

Root finished as the leading run-scorer in the series with 126 runs for which he has been rewarded with a two-place jump putting him in fifth position.

Among Indian batsmen, next best is KL Rahul, who gained 15 places to be at 15th.

India's Chahal, who took six for 25 in the series decider – the third-best figures in the shortest format of the game to date - has rocketed 92 places to claim 86th position.

Updated Date: February 03, 2017 09:34:18 IST

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