The latest ICC T20I rankings have brought good news for New Zealand, as Colin Munro and Ish Sodhi both achieved career best no.1 rankings. Their performances in the recently concluded T20I series against West Indies warranted this change.
The duo of Munro and Sodhi second New Zealand pair after Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori to claim the top batting and bowling positions in T20Is at the same time
Virat Kohli slipped to no.3 in the batting rankings due to Munro’s elevation. Colin Munro had a great T20I series against West Indies, where he scored his third T20I century, becoming the first batsman to do so in T20I cricket history. He had previously scored 66 in 30 balls and 53 in 48 balls in the previous two matches.
Virat Kohli slipped in the rankings as he last played a T20I against New Zealand and then chose to miss the T20I series against Sri Lanka.
Ish Sodhi’s hauls of five wickets against India T20I series and three against West Indies T20I series gave him the top spot in the T20I rankings. Imad Wasim of Pakistan and Rashid Khan of Afghanistan followed in 2nd and 3rd spot respectively. India’s Jasprit Bumrah is at the fourth place in the rankings.
ICC T20I BATTING RANKINGS
1. Colin Munro (NZ) 793pts
2. Aaron Finch (AUS) 784pts
3. Virat Kohli (IND) 776 pts
4. Evin Lewis (WI) 734pts
5. KL Rahul (IND) 726pts
ICC T20I BOWLING RANKINGS
1. Ish Sodhi (NZ) 726pts
2. imad Wasim (PAK) 719pts
3. Rashid Khan (AFG) 717 pts
4. Jasprit Bumrah (IND) 702 pts
5. Mitchell Santner (NZ) 695pts