ICC T20I rankings: Kuldeep jumps to second spot, India trail Pakistan in team table

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DUBAI: Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up a notch to grab a career-best second position in the latest ICC T20 International rankings, where India maintained its second position behind Pakistan despite dropping two ranking points.
Kuldeep scalped two for 26 in the final T20I against New Zealand, which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series.
The 24-year-old accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now second only to Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan in the table.
There are no other Indian bowlers in the top-10. Kuldeep’s spin-bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal, after an indifferent series against New Zealand, dropped six places to be 17th while Bhuvneshwar Kumar maintained his 18th rank.
The batting chart is headed by talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam.
In the batsmen’s list, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma swapped three places with compatriot KL Rahul, who didn’t feature in the recently-concluded series.—PTI