ICC T20 rankings: Rahul, Kuldeep only Indians in top 10 charts

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KL Rahul among the batsmen and Kuldeep Yadav as a bowler are the only two Indians in the ICC T20 International top 10 rankings chart. India is placed second among the teams behind Pakistan. The team, however, had to lose two points as they failed to prevent a clean sweep by Australia in the two-match home series against Australia.

Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai have risen in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after superb shows with the bat in their series against India and Ireland, respectively.

Maxwell, who was the top-ranked batsman in the format a year ago, has gained two slots to reach third position after scores of 56 and 113 not out that helped complete a 2-0 victory in India, Australia’s first series win in over a decade against the winners of the inaugural ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007.

India opener Lokesh Rahul has gained four berths to reach sixth position while formerly top-ranked Virat Kohli (up two places to 17th) and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up seven places to 56th) have gained among batsmen.

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (up 12 places to 15th) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (up 18 places to a career-best 43rd) have also advanced. Kuldeep in spite of failing to get a chance in the home series against Australia is placed fourth among the bowlers.

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MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 28 February):

Teams: 1. Pakistan (135); 2. India (122); 3. Australia (120); South Africa (118); 5. England (118); 6. New Zealand (116);  7. West Indies (101); 8 Afghanistan (93); 9. Sri Lanka (86); 10. Bangladesh (77); 11. Scotland (61); 12. Zimbabwe (55);  13. Netherlands (52); 14. Nepal (43); 15. UAE (43); 16. Hong Kong (42); 17. Ireland (37); and 18. Oman (27).

Batsmen (top 10): 1. Babar Azam (Pak, 885); 2. Colin Mnro (NZ, 825); 3. Glenn Maxwell  (Aus, 815); 4. Aaron Finch (Aus, 782); 5. Evin Lewis (Win, 751); 6. Lokesh Rahul (Ind, 726); 7. H. Zazai (Afg, 718). 8. D’Arcy Short (Aus, 715); 9. Fakhar Zaman (Pak, 700); 10. Alex Hales (Eng, 697).

  1. Virat Kohli (Ind, 627); 56. MS Dhoni (Ind, 441).

Bowlers (top 10): 1. Rashid Khan (Afg, 780); 2. Shadab Khan (Pak, 720); 3. Imad Wasim (Pak, 705); 4. Kuldeep Yadav (Ind, 699); 5. Adil Rashid (Eng, 676); 6. Adam Zampa (Aus, 672); 7. S. Al Hasan (Ban, 658); 8. Ish Sodhi (NZ, 657); 9. Faheem Ashraf (Pak, 655); 10. M. Santner (NZ, 638).

15 Jaspreet Bumrah (Ind, 610).

All-rounders (top five): 1. G. Maxwell (Aus, 390); 2. S. Al Hasan (Ban, 338); 3. M. Nabi (Afg, 330); 4. Mahmudullah (Ban, 240); 5 R. Berrington (Sco, 221).

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