ICC Rankings: Virat Kohli climbs to fourth spot in T20Is; Rohit Sharma slips to third in ODIs

KL Rahul dropped to the 5th spot in T20Is while Shikhar Dhawan climbed to 15th in the ODIs.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

The recently concluded T20I series between India and England as well as the first ODI between the two sides led to some changes in the ICC Rankings. India clinched the T20I series 3-2 while also winning the first ODI that took place yesterday thanks to some assured all-round performances. It was Virat Kohli who led from the front in most of the matches as he got back amongst the runs.

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Kohli was the Man of the Series in the T20I series for his three half-centuries. He also followed it up with a half-century in the first ODI. Similarly, Rohit Sharma had an excellent performance in the final T20I leading to a positive effect on his rankings. However, the opener’s failure in the first ODI has led to a drop of one place in the ODI rankings.

Indian players make progress in ICC Rankings

India vs England
India celebrate a wicket

The T20I series win and Virat Kohli’s performance saw the Indian skipper become the highest-ranked player from the country as he eclipsed KL Rahul who had a horror series to climb to 4th place. Rahul had begun the series as the No. 2 ranked player but has now slipped to 5th. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has climbed to the 14th spot from 17th following his blistering half-century in the fifth T20I. Dawid Malan remains on top after his half-century in the final T20I.

In the ODI rankings, Jonny Bairstow climbed from 11th to 7th after his explosive 94 in the first ODI. His Indian counterpart Rohit Sharma slipped from 2nd to 3rd after his failure. Rohit’s partner Shikhar Dhawan who scored 98 and got the Man of the Match in the first ODI climbed from 17th to 15th in the rankings.

ICC Rankings for batsmen in T20Is

1Dawid Malan ENG892
Aaron Finch AUS830
Babar Azam PAK801
Virat Kohli IND762
KL Rahul IND743
Rassie van der Dussen SA700
Glenn Maxwell AUS694
Martin Guptill NZ681
Devon Conway NZ660
10 Hazratullah Zazai AFG636

ICC Rankings for batsmen in ODIs

1Virat Kohli IND868
Babar Azam PAK837
Rohit Sharma IND836
Ross Taylor NZ810
Aaron Finch AUS791
Faf du Plessis SA790
Jonny Bairstow ENG775
David Warner AUS773
9Shai Hope WI773
10 Kane Williamson NZ757

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