ICC T20I rankings: Rahul better placed than skipper Rohit Sharma

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KL Rahul is better placed than skipper Rohit Sharma, who scored a brilliant hundred in the just concluded series against the West Indies, in the latest T20 International rankings.

Rahul holds the fourth position with 780 points, while Rohit in the seventh position has 707 points. Pakistan’s Babar Azam tops the chart.

Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav has made a jump of 14 positions to break into the list of top 25 bowlers in the Indian Cricket Council’s latest T20 International Rankings. India is in the second position, 11 points behind Pakistan.

Yadav, the lethal Chinaman bowler, has five wickets in two matches an economy-rate of 5.6 in India’s 3-0 win over the West Indies. This has helped him vault 14 places to a career-high 23rd position in the bowling table.

Pakistan and India’s identical 3-0 series wins over the West India and New Zealand mean they have gained points in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while the losers  have moved in opposite directions.

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Number-one ranked Pakistan have collected two points and number-two ranked India have pocketed three points, moving to 138 and 127 points respectively, while fifth-ranked New Zealand and seventh-ranked West Indies have ended up on 112 and 102 points respectively after dropping four points apiece, ICC has stated in a Press release.

Other batsmen to make notable improvements in the latest update include Rohit Sharma in seventh (up by three places), Kane Williamson in 12th (up by three places), Shikhar Dhawan in 16th (up by five places) and Ross Taylor in 59th (up by five places).

The batting table is headed by Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who has gained 14 points following his series total of 126 runs, which has opened up the gap with Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch to 19 points.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains the number-one ranked bowler. He leads Pakistan’s Shadab Khan by 41 points, with England’s Adil Rashid in third position.

Meanwhile, Australia will be involved in all four remaining T20Is later this month. They will play South Africa in a one-off match in Carrara on 17 November, before taking on India in a three-match series on 21, 23 and 25 November.

If Australia win all four matches, then they will rise to second position on 126 points. However, if they lose all four matches, then they will end up in sixth position on 112 points.

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