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Rahul rises to career-high third spot in T20 rankings, India move up to second place

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

In-form batsman Lokesh Rahul has jumped nine places to reach a career-high third spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his team has gained a place to be second in the team standings following the series win against England.

Rahul's scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 have made him India's highest-ranked batsman. in 11th rank (up by two places) and in 12th rank (down by four places) are the next highest-ranked batsmen.

opener became the in the history of T20 Internationals to break the 900-point mark as he moved up three places to finish the tri-series in against and as the top-ranked batsman in the shortest format of the game.

Finch, who captained to the final, had touched the 900-point mark following his record-breaking knock of 172 (76b, 10x6, 16x4) against in on 3 July. The 31-year-old from eventually finished the T20Is (also comprising a one-off against England at Edgbaston) in number-one position on 891 points.

Finch had started the T20Is in fourth position on 763 points and a tour aggregate of 391 runs not only helped him leapfrog Babar Azam, and Glen Maxwell, but also earned him 128 points.

The latest rankings, which also take into account India's 2-0 and 2-1 series win against and England, respectively, Finch leads Pakistan's left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman by 45 points.

In the table, of and Shadab Khan of have retained the top two positions, but there have been a number of movements down the order with Australia's and Billy Stanlake, and England's trio of Adil Rashid, and achieving career-high rankings.

Tye has risen 41 places to seventh in the latest rankings after taking 12 wickets in Harare, Rashid has claimed ninth position after moving up four places, Plunkett has gained 14 places and is now in 11th spot, Willey has risen 12 places to 15th and Stanlake's seven wickets have given him a leap of 60 places that has put him in 19th position.

have retained the top position in team rankings with their tri-series victory while have overtaken to take second place after clinching their three-match series against England 2-1. The top three sides are now separated by 10 points, while three points separate fourth-ranked England and seventh-ranked

Team rankings remain crucial as Australia plus the next nine highest-ranked sides will qualify directly for the 16-team World T20 2020 in Australia. The remaining six sides will qualify from the 14-team 2019.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:10 IST