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Home / Cricket / ICC T20I Rankings: KL Rahul closes in on Babar Azam at the top, Virat Kohli drops to 10

ICC T20I Rankings: KL Rahul closes in on Babar Azam at the top, Virat Kohli drops to 10

KL Rahul had scored 224 runs at an average of 56 and played an instrumental role in India’s triumph over the Black Caps. Kohli, on the other hand, could manage only 105 runs in the four T20I innings against the Kiwis.

cricket Updated: Feb 17, 2020 15:13 IST
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File image: India's skipper Virat Kohli and teammate KL Rahul
File image: India's skipper Virat Kohli and teammate KL Rahul (PTI)

India’s KL Rahul maintained his second spot whereas skipper Virat Kohli moved down to the 10th spot in the latest ICC T20I rankings for batsmen released on Monday. Rahul was in great from in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand which India won 5-0.

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Rahul had scored 224 runs at an average of 56 and played an instrumental role in India’s triumph over the Black Caps. Kohli, on the other hand, could manage only 105 runs in the four T20I innings against the Kiwis.

The Indian skipper has been replaced by England captain Eoin Morgan who scored 136 runs from three innings against South Africa and helped them win the series 2-1.

He went past Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma to claim the ninth position. Quinton de Kock, Morgan’s opposite number, has climbed as many as 10 spots to occupy the 16th position, after having registered scores of 31, 65 and 35.

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Babar Azam remains at the top of the rankings, followed by Rahul and Australia captain Aaron Finch, while the bowling and the all-rounders charts are led by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi respectively.

England have retained their third position in the team rankings and their series win against South Africa has taken them within two points of second-placed Australia. India come fourth in the list topped by Pakistan.

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