Kohli achieves career-best fifth spot in ICC T20 rankings
Dubai, Dec 29: India's star batsman Virat Kohli has jumped five places to a career-best fifth position in the latest ICC Twenty20 international player rankings table, released on Saturday.
The latest rankings were released at the end of India's T20I series against England and Pakistan, as well as South Africa's three-match series against New Zealand.
While India levelled the two-match series against both England and Pakistan, South Africa won the three-match series against New Zealand by a margin of 2-1.
Kohli scored a total of 95 runs against England and Pakistan in the four matches, thereby achieving his career-best ratings of 731.
Yuvraj Singh has also moved up, jumping six places to 13th, following his 124 runs against England and Pakistan. He also climbed up a place in the bowlers' rankings list to 35th.
The combined batting and bowling efforts has helped Yuvraj, who was also named Player of the Series against England, achieve career-best 337 ratings points in the all-rounders' table, where he is placed third.
The other Indian batsmen, who have made upward movement, includeMahendra Singh Dhoni in 25th (up by three) spot and Ajinkya Rahane in 74th (up by five) place.
Meanwhile, the batting table continues to be headed by Shane Watson, followed by Brendon McCullum in second place and Chris Gayle in third.
Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez who scored 116 runs against India in the two matches at a strike rate of 165.71, has moved up a place to 19th with a best-ever ratings of 594.
Second-placed Hafeez also achieved his career-best ratings of 377 as an all-rounder in the series against India.
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