ICC rankings: Indian spinner Ravi Bishnoi has become the World No.1 T20I bowler as he gets a huge reward for his spectacular performances during the India vs Australia T20I series. The Men in Blue clinched the series 4-1 as several Indians were on song in it. Bishnoi has displaced Afghanistan's Rashid Khand from the top spot. Meanwhile, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been able to maintain his place in the top 10 of the batters' chart.
Gaikwad and Bishnoi were in the top 10 of the batters' and bowlers' rankings previously and as per the latest update on ICC's website, Bishnoi is the new No.1 T20I bowler with 699 rating points. He was on 5th spot before the latest update with 665 ratings. Gaikwad stormed into the top 10 recently and has been able to maintain that feat. He is currently the No.7 ranked T20I batter in the world.
Bishnoi is the second Indian to now hold the No.1 spot in the T20I rankings as Suryakumar Yadav is still the top-ranked batter. Surya has 855 rating points to his name and is well clear of the second-placed Mohammad Rizwan, who has 787 ratings.
Meanwhile, Axar Patel has scaled several spots in the all-rounders' list. He is now on the 14th spot in this tally with 127 rating points to his name. Before the latest update, he was not in top 20 even.
Ruturaj, Bishnoi and Axar were stellar in the series
Notably, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravi Bishnoi were stellar with bat and ball, respectively in the series. Gaiwkad was the leading run-scorer in the series as he made 223 runs in 5 games. Gaikwad also hit a century in the series. Bishnoi was on top of the chart in wicket-taking chart as took nine wickets in 5 matches. Bishnoi also equalled Ravichandran Ashwin's record of most wickets by an Indian in a T20I series. Axar Patel also had a memorable series as he took six wickets in five games and had the best economy rate of 6.20.