ICC T20I rankings: K.L Rahul moves to sixth, Maxwell third

Indian opener K.L. Rahul gained four places to reach sixth in the latest ICC T20I rankings, while Australia's Glenn Maxwell moved to third following his impressive performances against India.

K.L. Rahul has been in fine touch on his return to the national side, scoring 50 and 47 in the two T20Is against Australia.   -  K. Murali Kumar

India’s opening batsman KL Rahul has moved up four places in International Cricket Council's T20 international rankings to sixth in the latest list.

The Karnataka batsman scored 50 in the first T20I against Australia in Visakhapatnam and 47 in the second T20I in Bengaluru and was the highest run-scorer in the series for India. Indian captain Virat Kohli also jumped two places to 17th in the rankings list with scores of 24 and 72 not out in the series against Australia.

Man of the series Glenn Maxwell moved to number three spot in the rankings after two splendid knocks of 56 and 113 not out in the two-match T20I series.  Opener D’Arcy Short who was ranked 16th prior to the series against India, broke into the top-10 to number eight in the rankings.

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Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai gained 31 spots to reach seventh in the ICC T20I rankings following a blistering knock of 162 runs against Ireland, that included 11 fours and 16 sixes.

Hazrat Zazai's 162 is the second-highest individual score in T20 International cricket.   -  Twitter @ICC

 

Among bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah climbed 12 places to attain the 15th position which left-armer Krunal Pandya jumped 18 places to number 43. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has kept his hold on the number one ranking after displaying a dominant show against Ireland.

In team rankings, India retained its second position while Australia leapfrogged South Africa and England to reach third place. Pakistan kept its number one rank in the shortest format.