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India, Kohli top T20 international rankings

By Agencies

Indian batsman Virat Kohli has retained his status as the top Twenty20 international batsman in the latest ICC player rankings released on Monday.

Kohli was the leading run-scorer in the series with 199 runs, including a top score of 90.

The Indian Test captain fashioned India’s series win, allowing it to replace the West Indies as the top-ranked T20 side in the latest ICC T20 Championship table.

Australia’s opener Aaron Finch has retained his second position in the batsmen’s rankings, while Shane Watson, who captained in the Sydney T20 and scored an unbeaten 124, has vaulted places to 11th.

He is now just 13 points away from returning into the top 10, his best ranking, of course, was number-one which he achieved in 2012.

In the player rankings for T20 bowlers, India’s Ravindra Jadeja has returned to the table in 18th position, while Watson has stormed up 11 places to 25th spot.

The T20 Championship table now has India in the top position, while Australia has dropped six places to eighth.

India now leads second-ranked West Indies by two points. Pakistan is at the seventh place after losing their last series against New Zealand.

ICC T20 team ranking:

1. India 120 points
2. West Indies 118
3. Sri Lanka 118
4. England 117
5. New Zealand 116
6. South Africa 115
7. Pakistan 113
8. Australia 110
9. Afghanistan 80
10. Scotland 66
11. Bangladesh 64
12. Hong Kong 62
13. Netherlands 61
14. Zimbabwe 54
15. Ireland 42