India rises to No.2 in ICC T20I Rankings on the back of Sri Lankan clean sweep

Indian Squad for the first Australia T20
Team India

The 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series has helped team India gain the No.2 spot in the ICC Rankings. The Men in Blue now have a rating of 121 and are just 3 behind the neighbors Pakistan who occupy the pole position. Prior to the series, they had 119 points and now, they have gone past England, New Zealand and Windies to be the No.2 ranked side.

However, Virat Kohli has lost his top spot and moved to No.3 in the batsmen’s rankings. The Indian skipper missed the T20I series due to personal commitments and as per the rules, a player loses 2 percent of his rating points for each game missed. From 824, he now slipped to 776 points which meant Australia’s Aaron Finch moved to the top and Evin Lewis of Windies achieved the 2nd rank.

On the other hand, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah also has lost his top spot in the T20I bowlers’ rankings as he finished wicketless in the first 2 games and was not part of playing XI the final match. As a result, Pakistani spinner Imad Wasim is the new leader of the table while Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has also benefitted by occupying the second spot.

Among the other gainers from the India-Sri Lanka series are KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Rahul, after scoring 154 runs in 3 games with 2 fifties, has jumped 23 places to reach No.4. Rohit’s 154 runs including a century assisted him rising 6 slots to occupy the 14th rank.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s 8 wickets in the series took him to the 16th position, moving up 14 places. Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Kusal Perera and Upul Tharanga were the others who made significant¬†rises in the rankings.

ICC T20I Teams’ Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2843 124
2 India 28 3385 121
3 New Zealand 16 1925 120
4 Windies 20 2395 120
5 England 17 2029 119
6 South Africa 20 2238 112
7 Australia 15 1665 111
8 Sri Lanka 27 2385 88
9 Afghanistan 25 2157 86
10 Bangladesh 17 1289 76

ICC T20I Batsmen’s Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Aaron Finch Australia 784
2 Evin Lewis Windies 780
3 Virat Kohli India 776
4 KL Rahul India 726
5 Kane Williamson New Zealand 716
6 Glenn Maxwell Australia 700
7 Alex Hales England 690
8 Joe Root England 683
9 Hashim Amla South Africa 682
10 Martin Guptill New Zealand 678

ICC T20I Bowlers’ Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Imad Wasim Pakistan 718
2 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 717
3 Jasprit Bumrah India 702
4 Samuel Badree Windies 694
5 Imran Tahir South Africa 691
6 Sunil Narine Windies 676
7 Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 667
8 James Faulkner Australia 661
8 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 661
10 Ish Sodhi New Zealand 656

ICC T20I All-Rounders’ Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 353
2 Glenn Maxwell Australia 330
3 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 275
4 Marlon Samuels Windies 270
5 JP Duminy South Africa 213
6 Peter Borren Netherlands 202
7 Mahmudullah Bangladesh 200
8 Paul Stirling Ireland 193
8 Shoaib Malik Pakistan 193
10 Samiullah Shenwari Afghanistan 189

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