T20 WC: Another blow to Virat Kohli after defeat against Pakistan


  • England’s David Malan and Pakistan’s Babar Azam are ranked first and second respectively in the ICC Men’s T20 Player Rankings.
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has lost one place while Lokesh Rahul has lost two places.

Dubai The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has lost a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 Player Rankings despite scoring a half-century in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday. While opener Lokesh Rahul has lost two places.

Virat Kohli scored 57 runs in 49 balls against Pakistan. In the new rankings released on Wednesday, Kohli is at the fifth position with 725 points. Lokesh Rahul, who scored three runs, has slipped from sixth to eighth place. In the match against Pakistan, India lost by 10 wickets. In which Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwa scored half-centuries.

Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan, who performed brilliantly in the same match, has gained four places to reach a career-best position. He scored an unbeaten 79 against India and 33 against New Zealand. Mohammad Rizwan is at the fourth position with 727 points.

South African better Aiden Markram, who scored 40 and 51 not out in innings against Australia and West Indies, jumped eight places to become the third best player of his career. England’s David Malan is at the top of this list. Babar Azam is the captain of Pakistan at number two.

Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, who bowled deadly against India, has also made a big jump. Afridi took three wickets at the pace of 31 runs against India. Among them were the important wickets of Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul. Afridi has jumped 12 places to 12th position. He is now two places away from a career best.

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