Virat Kohli (left) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image courtesy: AFP)
Virat Kohli (left) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image courtesy: AFP)

Virat Kohli’s twin failures in the T20I series in South Africa saw him fall to the sixth spot in the ICC T20I Batting Rankings. Meanwhile, opener Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar made significant gains, riding on their performances in a 2-1 series win over South Africa.

Dhawan topped the batting charts with 143 runs from three innings. He has climbed up 14 places to get to a career-best of No.28. Bhuvi, who was declared the Man of the Series, jumped up 20 placed to grab the 12th spot.

In the team rankings, India have retained the No. 3 spot, behind Pakistan and Australia.

Stand-in South African skipper JP Duminy, who scored 122 runs in the series, climbed four placed to the 24th spot. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan leads the bowler’s ranking following fine performance against Zimbabwe in their 2-0 win.

Watch Virat Kohli thank fans and players after retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace
Watch Virat Kohli thank fans and players after retaining the ICC Test Championship Mace

New Zealand opener Colin Munro regained his No.1 batting spot, while Australia’s Glenn Maxwell moved to the second spot in batting rankings and No.1 spot in the all-rounder’s ranking.

ICC T20I Team Rankings

Rank Teams Rating
1 Pakistan 125.8
2 Australia 125.6
3 India 122
4 New Zealand 116
5 West Indies 115
6 England 114
7 South Africa 111
8 Sri Lanka 91
9 Afghanistan 88
10 Bangladesh 72

ICC T20I Batting Rankings

Rank Batsmen Rating
1 Colin Munro (NZ) 801
2 Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 799
3 Babar Azam (PAK) 786
4 Aaron Finch (AUS) 763
5 Martin Guptill (NZ) 747
6 Virat Kohli (IND) 741
7 Evin Lewis (WI) 734
8 KL Rahul (IND) 683
9 Alex Hales (ENG) 679
10 Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 653

ICC T20I Bowling Rankings 

Rank Bowlers Rating
1 Rashid Khan (AFG) 759
2 Ish Sodhi (NZ) 700
3 Samuel Badree (WI) 691
4 Imad Wasim (PAK) 677
5 Jasprit Bumrah (IND) 674
6 Mitchell Santner (NZ) 665
7 Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 656
8 Imran Tahir (SA) 650
9 Sunil Narine (WI) 636
10 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 635

ICC T20I All-Rounder Rankings 

Rank Bowlers Rating
1 Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 389
2 Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 326
3 Mohammad Nabi (AFG) 292
4 Marlon Samuels (WI) 239
5 JP Duminy (SA) 235

Meanwhile, England leg-spinner Adil Rashid (up eight places to 15th) have made noteworthy gains while Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye’s 10 wickets in the tri-series have helped him jump 53 places to a career-best 49th position.

(Inputs from PTI)