T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli slips to 5th position, KL Rahul down to 8th spot in latest ICC T20I Rankings for Batters
Despite his half-century in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match against Pakistan, Virat Kohli has dropped to fifth place in the latest ICC T20I Rankings for Batters. His teammate KL Rahul is down to number eight after a disappointing performance against the Men in Green.
Captain Virat Kohli was the top scorer for India in their game against Pakistan. He aggregated 57 runs and helped the team cross the 150-run mark. Meanwhile, Rahul lost his wicket in the powerplay overs to Shaheen Shah Afridi, having managed only three runs.
South African star Aiden Markram has overtaken both Virat Kohli and KL Rahul after performing well for his country in matches against Australia and West Indies. Markram top-scored for South Africa in both games to climb from eighth to third rank on the ICC T20I Rankings.
Apart from Rahul and Kohli, Markram also went ahead of Mohammad Rizwan, Aaron Finch, and Devon Conway on the batting charts. Dawid Malan and Babar Azam continue to hold the top two spots in the standings. Evin Lewis and Hazratullah Zazai complete the top 10.
Shakib Al Hasan reaches the top of the ICC T20I Rankings for all-rounders
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, meanwhile, has attained top spot in the ICC T20I Rankings for All-rounders after his magnificent performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Shakib has been the most successful bowler in the tournament, with 11 wickets in four matches. He has also scored 118 runs and is third on the batting charts.
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi dropped to number two because of Shakib’s rise. The difference between the two all-rounders is 20 rating points.
It will be interesting to see who is number one in the ICC T20I Rankings for All-rounders after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.