The Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli has taken a leap of 14 positions to No.15 in the latest T20I rankings for batters after scoring his maiden T20I century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Ahead of the tournament, Virat was standing at 29th place following his dip in form over the last few months.
However, the 33-year-old regained his form after finishing as the second-highest run-getter in the Asia Cup after Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan. Apart from his century against the Afghans, Kohli also managed to score the fifties against Nizakat Khan’s Hong Kong and Babar Azam’s Pakistan.
Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has also taken a jump of three places up to sixth in the ICC rankings for T20I bowlers. He also jumped seven positions to fourth place in the all-rounder’s rankings after he became the Player of the Tournament in the Asia Cup.
Wanindu Hasaranga managed to take a three-wicket haul in the final against Pakistan and helped Sri Lanka win the Asia Cup for the sixth time. Hasaranga is the 6th ranked T20I bowler after Josh Hazlewood, Tabraiz Shamsi, Adil Rashid, Adam Zampa, and Rashid Khan.
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is back to the top of the all-rounder’s ranking as he has replaced Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi. Shakib led the Bangladesh team in the Asia Cup and chipped in with handy performances.
Shakib Al Hasan also became the second cricketer after Dwayne Bravo to notch 6000 runs and pick up 400 wickets in T20s. Under the Magura-born Shakib, Bangladesh failed to win a single match in Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa moved 34 places up to the 34th spot after his impressive showing in the Asia Cup.