ICC T20I rankings: KL Rahul takes 5th spot, Kuldeep drops
Indian opener KL Rahul became the sole warrior in the top 10 batting list in the latest ICC T20I rankings. Rahul, who made a fantastic comeback with scores of 47 and 50 in the recently-concluded T20 series against Australia, enabled him to take the fifth spot with 726 rating points.
As far as the bowlers’ list is concerned, Kuldeep Yadav dropped a notch to be 5th in the rankings as he was rested for two T20 Internationals against Australia. Pakistan’s Babar Azam and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan are well set in top positions in batsmen and bowlers’ list with 885 and 780 rating points respectively.
Australia’s Glenn Maxwell was instrumental in team’s T20I fixtures against India with the bat. However, his all-round exploits have never been in doubt. He is still topping the charts as a belligerent all-rounder with as many as 390 points to his name.
Bangladesh’s Shakib-Al-Hasan who dominated the rankings for quite a long time is now placed 2nd in the all-rounder rankings with 338 points to his credit.
Pakistan is firm on top of the team rankings with 135 points enjoying a healthy 13-point lead over arch-rivals India’s 122 points. England takes third place with 121 points.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid levelled his career-best third place in the latest rankings. Rashid’s five-wicket-haul in the series against the Windies helped him gain two notches and cross the 700-point mark for the first time in his international career during the series.