Virat Kohli drops to sixth position in the latest T20I rankings

Siddharth Nair
|Published February 25, 2018

Indian skipper Virat Kohli had a fabulous tour of South Africa, as he scored a bucketful of runs and was pivotal in India’s historic series triumph.

After losing the test series 2-1 to the hosts, India dominated the ODI series 5-1, with Kohli himself scoring three centuries in the series. India also won the T20I series 2-1, as the Men in Blue completed a very successful tour of South Africa.

Kohli missed the third and final T20I with a stiff back, as the team management decided to rest their skipper. Surprisingly, Kohli did not score much in the two T20Is, as the Indian skipper was dismissed cheaply on both occasions.

This saw him drop down in the T20I rankings as well, as Kohli fell down to 6th place in the latest ICC T20I rankings. Kohli is highest ranked Indian with KL Rahul next at 8th position.

MS Dhoni dropped down the rankings and now occupies the 34th position.

Among the bowlers, Rashid Khan’s was justly rewarded for a fantastic year, as he became the number one T20I bowler in the latest ICC rankings. Bumrah is the highest ranked Indian on this list, occupying the 5th position, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar the next best at number 12.


1Colin Munro801
2Glenn Maxwell799
3Babar Azam786
4Aaron Finch763
5Martin Guptil747
6Virat Kohli741
7Evin Lewis734
8KL Rahul683
9Alex Hales679
10Mohammad Shahzad653


1Rashid Khan759
2Ish Sodhi700
3Samuel Badree691
4Imad Wasim677
5Jaspirt Bumrah674
6Mitchell Santner665
7Mustafizur Rahman656
8Imran Tahir650
9Sunil Narine636
10Shakib Al Hasan635

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