Virat Kohli moves up one spot in ICC T20 player rankings

Team India captain Virat Kohli has gone up one position from No. 5 to No. 4 in the recently released ICC T20 player rankings. 

India hasn’t got a chance in a T20 since march. Still, Kohli managed to replace the New Zealand opener Devon Conway, who got down to the fifth position. In the top 10 of the ICC T20 player rankings, only two Indians are placed. One is Virat Kohli who is at the no. 4 and another is KL Rahul who is at the no 6th position. 

Quinton de Kock who was at the 12th position in the ICC T20 players ranking has managed to make entry into the top 10 players. He now occupies 8th position. His gain in the ranking is the result of his great performance with the bat against Sri Lanka where South Africa won against Sri Lanka by 3-0. He scored 153 runs at an average of 153 and his strike rate was 121.42. 

With the win of South Africa against Sri Lanka, many South African players have managed to gain spots in the ICC T20 players ranking. Aiden Markram who smashed 69 runs at a strike rate of 132.69, moved up 12 spots and he is now placed at the no.11 position in the updated ICC T20I player rankings. The South African opener, Reeza Hendricks was the second-highest run-getter in the series where he notched up 112 runs and moved into the top 20. 

When it comes to Sri Lanka, Kusal Perera also managed to gain a few spots. He came back to play after recovering from the shoulder injury. He smashed 69 runs in the two matches he played that helped me move up the 10 places to get the 39th spot. 

After the T20I series between Bangladesh and New Zealand got completed, new Zealand skippers Tom Latham and Finn Allen moved to the no. 44 and no 66 respectively in ICC T20I player rankings. When it comes to Bangladesh, Mohammad Naim and Mahmud Ullah got 24 and 29 spots respectively in the ICC T20I player rankings. 

Looking at the ICC T20I player rankings for bowlers, Bjorn Fortuin, the leading wicket-taker in the Sri Lanka-South Africa series, gained 103 places to break into the top 50. Fortuin picked up five wickets in three games at a strike rate of 14.4 and an economy rate of 4.75.

Bangladesh left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman, who claimed four wickets in the fourth T20I against New Zealand, has moved up from No. 10 to No. 8. Nasum Ahmed, who claimed 4 for 10 in the same match, gained 25 places and now occupies the 15th position in the ICC T20I player rankings for bowlers.

New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who was the leading wicket-taker in the series with 10 scalps, climbed 93 places to move into the top 60.