• Rahul remains top-ranked among Indian batsmen; Kohli, Dhawan move up
• Saini and Thakur make big gains; Bumrah advances on return from injury
India opener KL Rahul has retained sixth position while captain Virat Kohli and left-hander Shikhar Dhawan have advanced one place each in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after featuring in the three-match series against Sri Lanka that they won 2-0 with one match washed out.
Rahul, the highest-ranked India batsman, has gained 26 points is now on 760 rating points, just six behind Australia’s Glenn Maxwell after scores of 45 and 54 in his two innings against Sri Lanka. Kohli, top-ranked in Tests and ODIs, is in ninth position while Dhawan is 15th. Manish Pandey has advanced four places and is ranked 70th.
India’s fast bowlers have made notable gains in the first T20I update of the year and would be encouraged as they prepare for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Player of the series Navdeep Saini has rocketed 146 places to 98th while Shardul Thakur has re-entered in 92nd position after both finished with five wickets in the series. Jaspreet Bumrah has gained eight places to reach 39th position.
For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva has gained 72 places to reach 115th among batsmen after aggregating 74 runs while spinner Lakshan Sandakan has moved up 10 places to reach 29th position after grabbing three wickets in the series.
In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Team Rankings, India have gained two points but remain in fifth position with 260 points, while Sri Lanka have lost two points and now have 236, the same as Afghanistan.
MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Rankings (as of 11 January 2020)
Batsmen (top 10)
|1||( - )||Babar Azam||Pak||879||50.17||127||896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019|
|2||( - )||Aaron Finch||Aus||810||38.32||156||901 v Zim at Harare 2018|
|3||( - )||Dawid Malan||Eng||782*||57.25||156||798 v NZ at Napier 2019|
|4||( - )||Colin Munro||NZ||780||30.92||160||831 v Pak at Dubai 2018|
|5||( - )||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||766||35.02||160||837 v SL at Adelaide 2019|
|6||( - )||Lokesh Rahul||India||760||44.17||146||854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018|
|7||( - )||Evin Lewis||WI||699||30.85||153||782 v Eng at Durham 2017|
|8||( - )||H Zazai||Afg||692*||43.25||163||736 v WI at Lucknow 2019|
|9||(+1)||Virat Kohli||India||683||52.72||139||897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014|
|10||(+1)||Eoin Morgan||Eng||653||29.88||136||872 v India at Old Trafford 2011|
Other selected rankings
|15||(+1)||S Dhawan||India||612||28.35||128||685 v NZ at Auckland 2019|
|70||(+4)||Manish Pandey||India||399||41.20||125||531 v Ire at Malahide 2018|
|115||(+72)||D de Silva||SL||296*||22.06||110||349 v SA at Centurion 2017|
Bowlers (top 10)
|1||( - )||Rashid Khan||Afg||749||12.52||6.15||816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018|
|2||( - )||M Ur Rahman||Afg||742*!||16.20||5.40||742 v WI at Lucknow 2019|
|3||( - )||M Santner||NZ||698||18.93||7.20||724 v Pak at Wellington 2018|
|4||( - )||Imad Wasim||Pak||681||20.88||5.92||780 v WI at Trinidad 2017|
|5||( - )||Adam Zampa||Aus||674||20.42||6.15||720 v SL at Brisbane 2019|
|6||( - )||A Phehlukwayo||SA||665||18.96||7.87||666 v India at Mohali 2019|
|7||( - )||Adil Rashid||Eng||660||25.64||7.51||716 v WI at St Kitts 2019|
|8||( - )||Shadab Khan||Pak||657||20.60||6.99||769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018|
|9||( - )||Ashton Agar||Aus||649!||27.29||6.92||649 v Pak at Perth Stadium 2019|
|10||( - )||Chris Jordan||Eng||640||24.07||8.58||659 v NZ at Wellington 2019|
Other selected rankings
|29||(+10)||L Sandakan||SL||552*!||27.18||7.37||552 v India at Pune 2020|
|39||(+8)||Jasprit Bumrah||India||524||20.11||6.69||764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017|
|70||(+21)||P.W.H. de Silva||SL||435*!||17.40||7.75||435 v India at Pune 2020|
|92=||(RE)||Shardul Thakur||India||373*!||21.84||8.23||373 v SL at Pune 2020|
|98||(+146)||Navdeep Saini||India||361*!||16.63||7.36||361 v SL at Pune 2020|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( - )||M Nabi||Afg||319||355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019|
|2||( - )||Glenn Maxwell||Aus||231||368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016|
|3||( - )||Sean Williams||Zim||212||226 v Nepal at Singapore 2019|
|4||( - )||R Berrington||Sco||194||204 v Ire at Malahide 2019|
|5||( - )||R Mustafa||UAE||156||174 v JER at Abu Dhabi 2019|
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