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ICC Rankings: Ishan Kishan jumped 68 places in T20 rankings, left behind big stars

Dubai: India opener Ishan Kishan jumped 68 places to seventh in the list of batsmen in the T20 rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday. With this, he has also become India’s No. 1 batsman in T20. Kishan has consistently performed well in the ongoing home T20 series against South Africa. He has so far scored 164 runs in three matches, helping him break into the top-10 list of batsmen in T20Is.
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KL Rahul is ranked 14th among Indian batsmen after Ishaan. Rahul is not playing in this series due to injury. On the other hand, captain Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer have slipped a place each to 16th and 17th place respectively while Virat Kohli has slipped two places to 21st place.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal also managed to move up in the bowlers’ rankings. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar has moved up seven places to 11th while leg-spinner Chahal has moved up four places to 26th. Australia’s Josh Hazlewood has regained his number one spot in the T20 bowling rankings, while Sri Lanka’s Mahish Thekshana has moved up 16 places to eighth.

Test Rankings
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has moved up to third place in the Test rankings behind compatriot Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin remains in second place. Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin continue to occupy the top two spots in the all-rounders’ list. Rohit and Kohli are seventh and tenth respectively in the Test batting rankings while England’s Joe Root has climbed to the top after scoring his second consecutive century in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship series against New Zealand. Root is now five ratings points ahead of Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne.
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Root, who scored 176 runs in the first innings of the Nottingham Test, has 897 points. Root’s compatriot Jonny Bairstow and captain Ben Stokes have also benefited. Bairstow’s 136 from 92 balls helped England win the last day by five wickets.

Bairstow has moved up 13 places to 39th on the back of this brilliant innings while Stokes has moved up from 27th to 22nd. Chasing the target, he played an unbeaten innings of 75 runs.

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