Indian captain Virat Kohli has moved up a place to fourth in the ICC T20 rankings for batsmen. Whereas, his deputy Rohit Sharma jumped three places to reach number 14. This information has been received in the latest list released on Wednesday. Kohli scored 80 not out in 52 balls as an opener in the series against England and now he is the highest ranked from India and has overtaken KL Rahul.
Rohit’s 64 runs in 34 balls in this match helped him rise three places to number 14 in the weekly update. The ICC said that in addition to the last two matches of the India-England series, the three-match Afghanistan-Zimbabwe series in Abu Dhabi was seen.
Shreyas Iyer’s ranking also improved
Among the Indian batsmen, Shreyas Iyer has jumped five places to his career-best 26th position, while Suryakumar Yadav and wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant have also made rapid progress in the rankings. Yadav, who made his debut in the second match of the series but failed to earn any points as he did not get a chance to bat, moved from the bottom to 66th after scores of 57 and 32 while Pant jumped 11 places. Together they have reached number 69 in the ranking.
Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was the player of the match in the last match, has moved up 21 places to the 24th rank. While Hardik Pandya jumped 47 places to be at number 78.
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In England, Dawid Malan remained at the top of the rankings, scoring 68 runs in the last match. While Jeff Butler moved up one place to 18th place. In the bowlers’ list, leg-spinner Adil Rashid jumped one place to number four. And fast bowler Jofra Archer jumped 12 places to 22nd.