ICC batting ranking: Virat Kohli second in T20, third in ODI

Virat Kohli lost the numero uno spot in Twenty20 International ranking to Australian Aaron Finch by nine points after a poor series against South Africa.

ICC batting ranking: Virat Kohli second in T20, third in ODI

New Delhi: Indian star batsman Virat Kohli lost the numero uno spot in Twenty20 International ranking to Australian Aaron Finch by nine points after a poor series against South Africa.

In the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) players ranking, for the period ending October 5, the Indian Test skipper found himself nine points behind the Aussie T20 skipper Finch, who has 854 rating points despite not playing a match for nine months.

Kohli, 26, had a mix series against the visiting Proteas, which India lost the three-match series 2-0 after the final outing in Kolkata's Eden Gardens was washed out due to wet outfield.

The Delhi batsman scored a patient 43 runs from 58 balls in the first T20 in Dharamsala, but could scored only one run in Cuttack.

On the hand, Finch last played played an international T20 match last November, and had since been overtaken by the Indian earlier this year.

But surprisingly, the dangerous South African AB de Villiers was ranked 34th best in the shortest format of the game. His Proteas compatriot Jean Paul Duminy earned considerable ranking points and is ranked 11th.

Suresh Raina is the only other Indian in the top-20, while the century maker in the Dharamsala match Rohit Sharma in 21st.

In the One Day Internationals, Kohli is third, after the South African duo of AB de Villiers and Hashim Alma. Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are in the 6th and 8th place respectively. Rohit Sharma (15) and Suresh Raina (18) are other Indians in the top-20.

In the Test rankings, imperious Aussie batsman Steven Smith occupies the top spot, ahead of AB de Villiers and English batsman Joe Root. Once again, Kolhi is the highest rank Indian batsman in this format too, at 11th. Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane are ranked 20th, 21th and 22nd respectively.

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