New Delhi: New bowling sensation of Team India, Jasprit Bumrah's impressive performance in the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe helped him reach his career-best second spot in the ICC T20I rankings, released on Thursday.
Bumrah scalped five wickets in the three-match T20Is series against Zimbabwe to become India's highest ranked bowler in the shortest format.
However, premier Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped four places to seventh following his decision to miss the tour of Zimbabwe.
West Indian spinner Samuel Badree is right at the top in the T20 rankings and leads Bumrah by 46 points.
As far as Indian batsmen are concerned, Mandeep Singh and Lokesh Rahul have returned to the rankings in 100th and 102nd positions respectively, while other notable movers are Manish Pandey in 152nd (up by 119 places) and Ambati Rayudu 217th (up by 133 places).
Interestingly, even after missing the Zimbabwe tour, in-form batsman Virat Kohli continues to lead the batting chart in the shortest format followed. Australia's Aaron Finch and New Zealand's Martin Guptill at second and third spots respectively.
In team rankings, India missed a chance to wrest back the top position despite defeating Zimbabwe by a 2-1 margin.
India is now on 128 points -- four behind New Zealand and six ahead of reigning ICC World Twenty20 champion West Indies.
(With IANS inputs)