New Delhi, July 09: Indian Batsmen KL Rahul has become the highest-ranked Indian T20I player according to the recently released International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings on Monday.
KL Rahul's scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 in last four T20I matches have helped him move up nine places to a career-high third position.
From this perspective, The 26-year old is placed behind Australian skipper Aaron Finch and Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman who have grabbed first and second spot, respectively.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli, on the other hand, slipped down four places to settle with the 12th position while Opener Rohit Sharma in 11th rank (up by two places).
Meanwhile, Australia opener Aaron Finch became the first player in the history of T20Is to break the 900-point mark as he moved up three places to finish the tri-series in Harare against Pakistan and Zimbabwe as the top-ranked batsman in the shortest format of the game.
Meanwhile, in the ICC T20I Team Rankings, Pakistan have retained the top position with their tri-series victory while India have overtaken Australia to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1.
The top three sides are now separated by 10 points, while three points separate fourth-ranked England and seventh-ranked West Indies.
BREAKING: @AaronFinch5 takes over as the No.1 T20I batsman on the @MRFWorldwide rankings after a scintillating tri-series.— ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2018
And there's a new No.2 and 3 as well https://t.co/VNHlc0zhBg pic.twitter.com/9BRFsvXC9l
Australia's @AaronFinch5 is the first player ever to hit 900 points in the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I Rankings!— ICC (@ICC) July 9, 2018
Meanwhile, Pakistan's @FakharZamanLive is up places to second!