Dubai: Team India captain Virat Kohli is again in the top 5 of the ICC T20 ranking (ICC T20 ranking) thanks to his brilliant game in the current T20 series against England.
Virat Kohli was once the best drummer in the T20 format and he is the number one player in the ODIs. He took it up a notch. He scored 73 and 77 points against England in the second and third T20 respectively, which earned him 47 classification points and took him to No.5.
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KL Rahul remains in fourth place despite a flop in the first 3 games of the T20 series and is the highest ranked Indian batsman. Shreyas Iyer moved up to number 31 with a gain of 32 places, while Rishabh Pant moved up 30 places to manage the 80th place.
Back-to-back 50 years of the ongoing #INDvENG series helped Virat Kohli regain fifth place in the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I player rankings
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– ICC (@ICC) March 17, 2021
Speaking of bowling, versatile Washington Sundar is ranked 11th with a gain of two places, while fast bowler Shardul Thakur is ranked 27th after gaining 14 places and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ranked 45th after gaining 7 places. Everyone won in the ranking.
Jose Butler is also back in the top 20. He played 83 unbeaten innings in the third T20, which took him to 19th position with a gain of 5 places and he is only 2 steps from his position. 17th position, career best, in October 2018. Johnny Bairstow climbed two places to 14th,
England team David Malan (Dawid Malan) is in first place at bat. Opener Jason Roy also moved up to number 24 with a gain of 4 places. Fast bowlers Jofra Archer (34th) and Mark Wood (39th) and left arm pitcher Sam Curren (74th) also rose through the ranks.