India retain 3rd spot in ICC T20 rankings

India are placed behind Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 rankings © AFP

Dubai 25, 2013

India managed to retain their third spot among T20 teams while Virat Kohli has held on to his sixth spot in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen issued at Dubai on Sunday.

India are placed at third with 121 rating points in the ICC T20 Championship table which is headed by Sri Lanka and followed by Pakistan.

Pakistan’s 2-0 series win over hosts Zimbabwe have helped them gain one ratings points to finish at 125. Pakistan, which started the series in second place with 124 ratings points, have now reduced the gap with number-one ranked Sri Lanka to three ratings points.

The Indian batsmen figuring in top 20 list have also managed to cling on to their respective positions. Star India batsman Kohli has 731 points, while Suresh Raina remains at eighth position with 719 points.

Other Indians in the list includes Yuvraj Singh (16) and opener Gautam Gambhir at the 19th position.

New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum leads the T20 batting chart with 818 points, followed by England’s Alex Hales (777) and Australia’s Shane Watson (752).

In the T20 bowlers category, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, ranked 16, is the only Indian to have found out a place in the top-20 list.

West Indies’ mystery spinner Sunil Narine leads the bowlers’ table with 817 points followed by Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal (721) and his countrymate Mohammad Hafeez (689).