ICC T20I Rankings: Virat Kohli slips out of top 10, Shreyas Iyer jumps to 18th after Sri Lanka series

Written by Mohan Sharma

Former captain Virat Kohli slipped out of the top 10 of ICC T20I Batting Rankings once again after missing the recently-concluded 3-match series against Sri Lanka. Skipper Rohit Sharma also slipped 2 spots to 13th after an ordinary outing against the visiting Lankans in Lucknow and Dharamsala.

Virat Kohli, who was at the 10th spot after the conclusion of the 3-matchT20I series against the West Indies, was rested for the final match of the series and the whole of the T20I series against Sri Lanka. Notably, Kohli had shown signs of a return to form when he hit a match-winning fifty against the West Indies in the 2nd T20I.

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma, who has had a spotless record as captain since taking over as full-time T20I skipper, looked uncharacteristic in the Sri Lanka T20Is, getting out to Dushmantha Chameera on 2 occasions. He managed just 50 runs in the 3 matches against Sri Lanka.

Shreyas Iyer, who was in stunning form during the series, moved 27 spots to 18th in the T20I Rankings for Batters. Iyer scored three unbeaten half-centuries during India’s 3-0 rout of Sri Lanka last month, with the 27-year-old amassing an impressive 204 runs at a strike rate of 174.

KL Rahul, who also missed the Sri Lanka series, is the only Indan among the top 10. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka scored an impressive 75 in the second game of the series and he was rewarded with a six-spot rise to ninth on the rankings.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan continue to hold the top 2 spots in the ICC T20I Batting Rankings for men.

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