Virat Kohli Climbs To Top in ICC T20 rankings, India Remains No 1

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India’s star batsmen Virat Kohli tops the number one position in the latest ICC Twenty20 International Rankings for batsmen while India remained at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli had started the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage over the Australian.

Number-one ranked India will go head to head with third-ranked West Indies in Mumbai on Thursday, while in the first semi-final in Delhi on Wednesday, second-ranked New Zealand will square-off against fifth-ranked England.

In the bowlers rankings, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja feature in the Top-10. Ravichandran Ashwin has slipped 2 places to be at 3rd while Jadeja moved up 3 spots to be at 7th.

Meanwhile, there has been a reshuffling of the pack in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings as leading performers have been rewarded for their good performances.

ICC T20I Team Rankings

1. India (127 points)

2. New Zealand (122 points)

3. West Indies (120 points)

4. South Africa (115 points)

5. England (115 points)

6. Australia (112 points)

7. Pakistan (107 points)

8. Sri Lanka (105 points)

9. Afghanistan (81 points)

10. Bangladesh (74 points)

ICC T20I Rankings for batsmen (As on March 29, 2016)

1. Virat Kohli – India (871 points)

2. Aaron Finch – Australia (803)

3. Martin Guptill – New Zealand (762)

4. Faf du Plessis – South Africa (741)

5. Alex Hales – England (737)

6. Chris Gayle – West Indies (724)

7. Kane Williamson – New Zealand (718)

8. Hamilton Masakadza – Zimbabwe (677)

9. Mohammad Shahzad – Afghanistan (674)

10. Shane Watson – Australia (664)

ICC T20I Rankings for bowlers

1. Samuel Badree – West Indies (753 points)

2. Imran Tahir – South Africa (740)

3. Ravichandran Ashwin – India (725)

4. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan (674)

5. Kyle Abbott – South Africa (671)

6. Adam Milne – New Zealand (648)

7. Ravindra Jadeja – India (645)

8. James Faulkner – Australia (641) 9. Mohammad Nabi – Afghanistan (638) Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand (638)

9. Mohammad Nabi – Afghanistan (638) Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand (638)

10. Mitchell McClenaghan – New Zealand (638)

While the team rankings will be updated after each match, the player rankings will now be updated after the final of the ICC World Twenty20.