Kohli jumps to fifth spot in ICC T20I Rankings
Virat Kohli jumped to a career best fifth spot in the ICC Twenty20 International rankings released by the ICC on Saturday. The rankings were released after the conclusion of India's T20 series against England and Pakistan and South Africa's three-match series against New Zealand.
Kohli achieved his career best rating of 731 after finishing the year with 471 runs in T20s at an average of 39.25 to finish the year as the second highest run scorer in T20Is. He fell just one run short of the leading run scorer Martin Guptill who clocked in at 472 runs. His team mate Yuvraj Singh also moved up six places to 13th after a fantasic series against England and Pakistan. He is also placed 3rd in the all-rounder's table.
Shane Watson leads the batting table followed by Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle is at number 3. Saeed Ajmal leads the bowling table while India's Ravichandran Ashwin is at the 16th position.
In the team rankings India were placed 3rd prior to the series against England and Pakistan. They had a chance to go to the top of the table had they won all the games in this series. As they leveled both the series, with 119 points India held to the no.3 position.