India defeated Zimbabwe in the T20I series 2-1 © AFP
India defeated Zimbabwe in the T20I series 2-1 © AFP

Despite winning the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Zimbabwe, India failed to gain the No. 1 spot in International Cricket Council (ICC)’s T20I ranking. ICC recently revealed the new list of the teams’ ICC T20I rankings and India has acquired the No. 2 position followed by New Zealand, lacking four points. India, who currently have 128 points in hand is closely followed by the ICC World T20 2016 title-holders West Indies. Zimbabwe, whom India defeated 2-1 in the T20I series, however has an uplift in the rankings. India’s defeat in the T20I series opener added to the contrasting change in ranking. READ: Is the trio of Bumrah, Sran, Kulkarni answer to India’s pace hunt?

Though Team India’s overall ranking did not improve, many of the squad members have a different result. Jasprit Bumrah has gained his career best spot of No. 2 in the T20I bowlers’ ranking while debutant Barinder Sran, who also happens to be the highest wicket-taker and Man of the Series against Zimbabwe, gained No. 225 spot, getting into the rankings for the very first time. Ravichandran Ashwin lost his previous No. 3 spot and is now ranked seventh due to his non-participation in the series.

The young Indian batsmen also gained from the tour. Kedar Jadhav, who was earlier placed at 287, is now placed at 106 while Manish Pandey jumped 119 places to gain 152nd spot. KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are placed at No. 102 and No. 100 respectively.

Zimbabwe, who earlier had 58 points, added four more to the tally post the series. India were overtaken by New Zealand during the ICC World T20 2016 match after their.