India captain Virat Kohli and senior batsman KL Rahul stayed put at fifth and sixth position respectively in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings issued on Wednesday (July 28, 2021).
This is despite both of them not being part of the ongoing India vs Sri Lanka T20I series as they are in England preparing for the upcoming five-Test series against the hosts. But the dividends for India’s win in the first T20I are being reaped by pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
Bhuvneshwar moved up to 16th position in the bowlers' list after his 4/22 in the first game last Sunday. Chahal, on the other hand, gained 10 places to be 21st on that list after his 1/19.
In the T20I batsmen's list, Rohit Sharma has dropped to 14th without playing while Shikhar Dhawan after his 38-ball-46 is now 29th.
In the ODI list, Kohli and Rohit trail Pakistan's Babar Azam in the top-10 while Jasprit Bumrah is the lone Indian at seventh in the bowlers' table. In the all-rounder's list, Ravindra Jadeja remained static at No 9.