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Team India’s batting maestro Virat Kohli remains highest-ranked batsman in the fastest of the game. © Getty Images

West Indies’ last-over thrilling win against England in the final of ICC World T20 2016 has placed them at No 2, falling just behind India by 2 points. West Indies are the only team to clinch ICC World T20 twice, winning their first one in 2012. Nonetheless, Team India have been in an upward surge in T20Is, winning 13 out of the 16 matches they played in 2016. While India—placed at No 1—have 127 points, West Indies and New Zealand have 125 and 120 points respectively. Though England played only 15 matches since ICC World T20 2014, it managed to edge past South Africa and are placed at No 4.

Team India’s batting maestro Virat Kohli remains highest-ranked batsman in the fastest and shortest format of the game. Kohli is the first player to be named Player of the Series in consecutive World Cups (WT20 2014 and 2016). Player of the final, Marlon Samuels, wrestled back to the top 20. His match-winning 66-ball 85 in a crunch situation such as final will be etched in our memory for a good while. Another talismanic batsman who has featured in the top 5 rankings is Joe Root. Root amassed 201 runs in this edition of World T20 and has jumped to No 4 with 750 points, below Kohli (889 points), Aaron Finch (803 points) and Martin Guptill (754 points). Also read: T20 World Cup 2016: Virat Kohli named Man of the Tournament

Amongst bowlers, India’s fast bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra are placed at No 7 and No 11 respectively, which are their best career rankings in T20Is so far.

Samuel Badree continued his stellar performance in World T20, picking up 9 wickets in 6 matches. With this remarkable bowling display, he retained his No 1 spot with 790 points. Team India ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was not as destructive with the ball as he was in the Asia Cup, but still managed to be at No 3 with 712 points. Imran Tahir is placed at No 2 with 740 points, Shahid Afridi at No 4 with 674 points and Kyle Abott at No 5 with 671 points. Also read: We must applaud England’s magnificence show of character in T20 World Cup 2016

However, the all-rounder list remains unchanged, with Shane Watson at top, followed by Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Glenn Maxwell and Marlon Samuels.