India’s KL Rahul slipped to sixth place in the list of batsmen in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) men’s T20 rankings released on Wednesday, while Virat Kohli remained at the eighth position.
Rahul, who scored a half-century in India’s last three matches in the T20 World Cup, has 727 points and has slipped a place. Rahul, who was appointed the vice-captain of the Indian T20 team, scored 69, 50 and 54 not out against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia respectively.
India had crashed out of the Super 12 stage of the tournament itself. Kohli, who quit as T20 captain after this tournament, remains in eighth place with 698 points. Only Rahul and Kohli from India feature in the top 10 in T20 rankings.
Among other players, Australia’s Mitchell Marsh and David Warner have also made significant improvements in the rankings after playing a key role in helping their team win the first T20 World Cup.
Marsh, who scored an unbeaten 77 in the final against New Zealand, climbed six places to be at joint 13th while Warner, who was named player of the tournament, moved up eight places to 33rd.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, who scored 85 runs in the final, moved up seven places to 32nd while Devon Conway moved up three places to fourth. Among the bowlers, Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa has moved up two places to third while pacer Josh Hazlewood has moved up two places to sixth.