Rahul moves to career-high third position in T20I rankings

Annette Crawford
July 11, 2018

Finch touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare on 3 July.

Despite winning the T20I series, India gained just a solitary point from their 2-1 win whereas England gained two points and now occupy the fourth spot.

"After this tour we'll have a really, really close look at everything we're doing at the moment, including our leadership, which is such an incredibly high priority in Australian cricket", Langer said after Sunday's loss to Pakistan.

The 26-year old is placed behind Australian skipper Aaron Finch and Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman who have grabbed first and second spot, respectively.

India are eight points behind Pakistan, who also gained just one point from their win in the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia. He dipped from there, but six and 19 in the next two games ensured he was up nine spots since the last update at 812 points. Fakhar and Malik both build up a terrific 107 run partnership and completely shifted the momentum towards the World No.1 T20 side.


But the left-hander had played a pivotal role a match earlier against the home side with a 42-ball 46, ensuring captain Aaron Finch received the lion's share of the strike in their 223-run first-wicket stand, the biggest partnership in T20 worldwide history.

Short put on 95 for the first wicket with Finch (47 from 27 balls) despite him struggling for momentum early in his innings. The superb performance in the series saw him jump 44 places to No 2 with 842 points.

Injured Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glenn Maxwell all moved down, occupying the three spots below Finch, Zaman and Rahul, while further down on the list, there were more such interesting changes. He had a fantastic tri-series tournament where he scored 61, 6, 47, 73 and 91 runs to help his team beat Australia in the final.

The others who garnered career-best rankings following the two series were Jason Roy (No. 15 with 641 points), Jos Buttler (No. 17 with 614 points) and Zimbabwe's Solomon Mire, who rose a staggering 202 spots to 25th place on the table. D'Arcy Short, despite having an inconsistent run in Zimbabwe, moved into the top-10 for the first time. The standing, a career-best number for him, takes him to 690 points, also a career high.

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