T20I rankings: Kuldeep, Rohit scale new heights; Team India lose points

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T20I rankings: Kuldeep, Rohit scale new heights; Team India lose points
T20I rankings: Kuldeep, Rohit scale new heights; Team India lose points

New Delhi : ICC on Monday released a latest list T20I rankings where Team India lost their points after losing the recently concluded three-match series against New Zealand. However, Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma's personal performances gave them a boost in the list.

Kuldeep attained his career-best second position in the T20I bowler’s rankings which is led by Afghanistan’s sensation Rashid Khan. Pakistan spin duo of Shadab Khan (No. 3), Imad Wasim (No. 4) and England’s Adil Rashid (No. 5) are the other bowler’s rounding off the top-5 in the T20I charts.

The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.

Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.

India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.

In the ICC men’s T20I team rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come on to the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry onto the ODI table.

Rank    Team    Points

1.    Pakistan    135 (-3)

2.    India         124 (-2)

3.    South Africa       118 (+4)

4.    England       118

5.    Australia    117

6.    New Zealand       116 (+4)

7.    Windies          101

8.    Afghanistan     92

9.    Sri Lanka             87

10.    Bangladesh    77

11.    Scotland      62

12.    Zimbabwe    55

13.    Netherlands     50

14.    Nepal     43 (+17)

15.    UAE    43 (-7)

16.    Hong Kong          42

17.    Oman    39

18.    Ireland      34