Indians rise in T20I rankings despite series loss against Aussies
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest T20I Rankings and opener KL Rahul is the lone Indian batsman in the top 10. Apart from him, skipper Virat Kohli is on the 17th spot, while MS Dhoni rose to 56th in the list. Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Krunal Pandya rose to 15th and 43rd spots, respectively. Here is more.
India retain second spot, Australia rise to third
Although India lost the two-match T20I series to Australia, they still managed to retain their second spot in the rankings, with 122 points. Meanwhile, the clean sweep against India allowed Australia to topple South Africa and rise to the third spot, with 120 points. Pakistan continue to dominate the charts with 135 points.
Hazratullah Zazai, Glenn Maxwell rise among batsmen
Among the other batsmen, Australia's Glenn Maxwell rose to the third spot following twin splendid innings in the recently concluded T20Is against India. D'Arcy Short finds himself on the eighth spot. Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai is on the seventh spot after scoring 204 runs in the three-match T20I series against Ireland in India, thus being the lone Afghan batsman in the top 10.
Maxwell dominates as all-rounder
Maxwell continued his brilliance, not just with the bat, but also with his bowling as he is the most dominant all-rounder in the T20Is, currently. Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi is ranked third among the all-rounders, with 330 rating points courtesy of his performances against Ireland. Notably, there is no Indian in the top 10 among all-rounders, while Ireland's Paul Stirling is ranked seventh.
Rashid Khan retains top spot among bowlers
Afghanistan's spin bowler Rashid Khan dominates the chart for bowlers, while Mujeeb-ur-Rahman rose to the 40th spot. Australia's Nathan Coulter-Nile is on the 45th spot following a Man of the Match performance in the opening T20I against India, where he claimed three for 26. Meanwhile, Ireland's Peter Chase broke into the top 100 and is ranked 99th.