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India rise to second spot in T20I rankings; Kohli slips after missing Sri Lanka series

India have leapfrogged England, New Zealand and the West Indies to move from fifth to the second position in the list, which is led by Pakistan with 124 points.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 25, 2017 21:19 IST ]
Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with Rohit Sharma in Cuttack
Image Source : BCCI IMAGES Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with Rohit Sharma in Cuttack T20I

India have surged to the second spot in the ICC's latest T20I rankings after they completed a 3-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka in the shortest-format on Sunday. The Men in Blue defeated Lanka by five wickets in the third and final T20I of the three-match series to complete series whitewash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Whereas, India captain Virat Kohli lost his pole position in the latest ICC T20 Rankings as his absence due to personal commitments led to the loss of 48 ranking points.

The men in blue have leapfrogged England, New Zealand and the Windies to move from fifth to the second position in a list led by Pakistan with 124 points. 

Among batsmen - Kohli, who was at the top with 824 points previously now has 776 points as he did not take part in the three-match series against Sri Lanka. 

As players lose two percent of their rating points for each T20I missed, Kohli is now behind Australia's Aaron Finch (784) and West Indies opener Evin Lewis (780). 

India's KL Rahul gained significantly to be placed fourth in the table for his back to back half-centuries in the just concluded series. 

In the bowlers' list, Jasprit Bumrah not playing the final T20 International saw him slip to third place behind Pakistan spinner Imad Wasim and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan. 

Among other bowlers, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's eight wickets in the series have helped him move up 14 slots to reach 16th position while Hardik Pandya (up 40 places to joint-39th) and Kuldeep Yadav (up 48 places to 64) have also moved northwards after taking six wickets each.

(With PTI Inputs)

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Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • India 3 3 0 6 +1.329
  • Pakistan 3 2 1 4 +0.072
  • Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 -1.748

Group B

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Afghanistan 3 2 1 4 -0.072
  • Bangladesh 3 1 2 2 -1.329
  • Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 -2.280