Virat Kohli retains 5th place, KL Rahul climbs to 6th in ICC T20I ranking

Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his fifth position while goalkeeper-beater KL Rahul gained a place to be in sixth place in the latest ICC T20I ranking.

With 762 points, Kohli is behind Englishman David Malan (888 points), Australian skipper Aaron Finch (830), Pakistani captain Babar Azam (828) and New Zealand opener Devon Conway (774).

Rahul, who has 743 points, and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell each moved up to sixth and seventh respectively.

Rahul and Kohli are the only two Indians to feature in the top 10 among drummers. No Indian is in the top 10 among bowlers and all-rounders in the latest T20I ranking.

In the ODI rankings, Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma remained in the top five, occupying second and third places respectively, behind Azam.

Indian rhythm ace Japrit Bumrah, the country’s lone top 10 pitcher, dropped a spot to sixth, while Ravindra Jadeja remained in ninth in the all-round list.

England’s all-rounder Chris Woakes has reached the third position of his career among bowlers after a strong performance against Sri Lanka in the three-game Super League series of the ICC Ricket World Cup.

Woakes, who landed six wickets in two matches, including four for 18 in the first ODI, advanced four places in the list led by New Zealander Trent Boult with Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraz in second place.

Woakes’ previous record was the fourth position reached in September of last year. He’s also up one spot to third among the GPs after passing teammate Ben Stokes.

Other English fast bowlers, David Willey and Tom Curran, also won in the latest men’s weekly ranking update.

Willey climbed 13 spots to 37th after a nine-wicket “player of the series” effort that included a four-for-64 haul in Game 2, while Curran’s four wickets in two matches saw him advance 20 places to 68th position.

England’s 2-0 win in the series, which helped them reach the top of the CWC Super League standings, also sees test captain Joe Root climb two places to 13th with a total of 147 points at the top of the series and white balloon skipper Eoin Morgan progressing from 26 to 25.

For Sri Lanka, captain Kusal Perera is up one spot to 41st after scoring 82 points in the series, while Dhananjaya de Silva climbed 10 places to reach 74th.

In the men’s T20I standings, South African Quinton e Kock climbed nine places to 13th place after accumulating 255 points in his five-game streak against the West Indies.

Aiden Markram is up 23 places to 19th position while George Linde (up 30 places to 43rd) and Lungi Ngidi (up 25 places to 56th) are among the bowlers up for grabs after their 3- win. 2.

For the West Indies, Evin Lewis moved up one place to ninth after finishing with 178 points. Nicholas Pooran gained 20 places to reach 87th position while Shimron Hetmyer climbs 15 places to 99th.

Versatile Dwayne Bravo moved up from 95th to 44th among bowlers after finishing with 10 wickets in the series while Obed McKoy moved from 65 to 53rd with nine wickets.

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