KL Rahul jumps to career best rankings in latest ICC T20I batsmen rankings

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Picture Courtsey: Hindustan Times

After a sensational performance in the 5 match T20I series against New Zealand, KL Rahul has jumped to career best 2nd rank. He showed his class with the bat scoring 224 runs in 5 matches which helped Team India whitewash New Zealand in their own den.

Rahul has been in sensational form since December 2019. He simply brilliant in the T20I and ODI series against West Indies at home. He then displayed his superb form during 2 completed matches against Sri Lanka.

In the series against New Zealand, Rahul opened the innings and posted scores of 56, 57*, 27, 39 and 45 respectively. In every match of the series, he provided quick starts which laid the foundation for good totals or chasing down targets.

Before this series, Rahul was at number 6th position. With Shikhar Dhawan ruled out, it gave Rahul a chance to open and grabbed with both hands. For his 224 runs in 5 matches, Rahul was awarded the man of the series.

Babar Azam holds on the top spot with decent performance in the T20I series against Bangladesh. KL Rahul jumps 4 places up to number 2.

Australian captain Aaron Finch slips one place down to number 3. Colin Munro maintains his number 4 position due to his good performances in the T20I series against India.

David Malan slips two places down to number 5th in the rankings. The explosive right-handed batsman from Australia, Glenn Maxwell also slips one place down to number 6th.

West Indies explosive left-handed opener Evin Lewis maintains his 7th place. Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai also maintains his 8th spot.

Despite not scoring 1 fifty in the T20I series against New Zealand, Kohli maintains the spot. Rohit Sharma who scored 2 half-centuries in 5 matches jumps 3 places up to number 10th.

In the bowler’s rankings, Jasprit Bumrah climbs up to joint 11th. He performed brilliantly in the 5th T20I where he took match winning spell of 3 for 12.

India have moved to number 4th behind Pakistan, Australia and England.

Here we look at the latest ICC T20I batsmen rankings

  1. Babar Azam (Pakistan)-879
  2. KL Rahul (India)- 823
  3. Aaron Finch (Australia)-810
  4. Colin Munro (New Zealand)- 785
  5. David Malan (England)- 782
  6. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)- 766
  7. Evin Lewis (West Indies)- 702
  8. Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)-692
  9. Virat Kohli (India)- 673
  10. Rohit Sharma (India)- 662

 

 

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