India’s opening batter KL Rahul has moved up a slot to attain the fifth position in the latest released ICC T20I batting rankings.
Rahul’s rankings improved after scoring 80 in the two T20Is against New Zealand, a series also won 3-0 by India.
New Zealand's Martin Guptill has gained three spots to reach 10th position as he scored 152 runs against India while Rohit Sharma is 13th, jumping two places after topping the series with 159 runs. Suryakumar Yadav has leapfrogged 24 places to 59th position.
The updated rankings also take into account the recently held T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, which the visitors won 3-0.
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has gained one place, courtesy of his 90 runs in the three-match series, and he is currently occupying the fourth spot. Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman is another one to go forward in the batsmen's list, from 40th to 35th.
As far as the bowling rankings is concerned – Mitchell Santner has advanced 10 slots to reach 13th position with four wickets in the series against India while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is up five to 19th with three scalps.
Deepak Chahar has progressed 19 slots to attain the 40th position. Others to move up in the list include Mahedi Hasan (up six places to 12th) and Shoriful Islam (up three places to 40th) of Bangladesh, and the Pakistan duo of Shadab Khan (up two places to 14th) and Hasan Ali (up 16 places to 44th).
(With ANI inputs)