DUBAI: Virat Kohli-led Team India on Wednesday moved to the second spot in ICC T20I Team Rankings. India is already the number one ranked Test team while the side is ranked second in the 50-over format.
Australia lost the five-match T20I series against New Zealand 3-2 and as a result, the Aaron Finch-led side has slipped to the third spot and it is now just one point behind India.
England is at the top spot and is currently seven points ahead of India. The Men in Blue would be locking horns against England in the five-match T20I series and the hosts would have a chance to further close the gap in team rankings.
In T20I batsmen rankings, Australia skipper Aaron Finch has moved to the second spot, after giving good performances in the series against New Zealand. Finch rose two spots to take the second spot, while KL Rahul has slipped one position and he is now at the third spot.
India skipper Virat Kohli has maintained his sixth spot in the batting rankings for the shortest format. England skipper Eoin Morgan has also maintained his tenth spot in the rankings
New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has also risen three spots and as a result, he has broken into the top ten, taking the eighth spot.
There is no Indian player in the T20I bowling and all-rounder rankings. Rashid Khan is the number one ranked bowler in T20I format while Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is the number one ranked all-rounder.
In bowling rankings, Australia spinner Ashton Agar has risen four slots and he is now positioned at the fourth spot. Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi has risen three spots and he is now ranked at the eighth position.
Sri Lanka spinner Lakshan Sandakan has risen nine spots and he sits at the tenth position.