India skipper Virat Kohli and paceman Jasprit Bumrah are still dominating the ICC t20I rankings for batsmen and bowlers even after the three-match series between India and New Zealand which concluded in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.
The Blackcaps’ spin duo Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult have also jumped some decent spots in the rankings despite the fact that India had won the series by 2-1. Sodhi’s five wickets in the series have helped him to take a leap of five places to the top-10 for the first time in his career. Left-arm pace bowler Trent Boult, who grabbed six wickets including a haul of four for 34 in the second T20I in Rajkot which his side won by 40 runs, has reached a career-best 16th position after moving up 14 positions.
Tim Southee is another gainer among the New Zealand bowlers to move up 5 positions while opener Colin Munro is a major gainer among batsmen. Munro has gained four places to reach 12th position after scoring 123 runs in the series including an unbeaten 109 in Rajkot.
For India, Kohli’s 104 runs in the series have helped him strengthen his position at the top of the table as he has gained 13 points the gap between him and Aaron Finch is increased by 40 points. Indian openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to 21st) and Shikhar Dhawan (up 20 places to 45th) have also among the gainers.
The India bowlers who took some leap in the rankings are Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two places to 26th), leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up 22 places to 30th) and left-arm spinner Axar Patel (up 17 places to 62nd).
Meanwhile, New Zealand has lost their numero uno position in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings to Pakistan. New Zealand has slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot at 124 points.
New Zealand is ahead of the Windies on decimal points while India has gained three points from the series but remain behind England on decimal points, in fifth place.