Dubai: At fifth, Virat Kohli is the highest placed Indian in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen, while India managed to retain their third position in the team rankings issued on January 24.
With 730 points in his kitty, Kohli has equaled his highest rating points.
Apart from Kohli, the other Indian batsman to feature in the top-10 list for Twenty20 batsmen is Suresh Raina, who is placed ninth with 718 points.
Other Indians in the top-20 list includes Yuvraj Singh (13) and opener Gautam Gambhir at the 17 position.
Australia’s Shane Watson leads the T20 batting chart with 798 points, followed by destructive West Indian opener Chris Gayle (792), Kiwi Brendon McCullum (787) and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene (759).
Meanwhile, off-spinner Ravi-chandran Ashiwin, ranked 16, is the only Indian to have found out a place in the top-20 bowlers list.
Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal leads the bowlers’ table with 756 points followed by Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka (746) and England’s Graeme Swann (720).