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India retain No 3 slot in T20 rankings, Kohli No 5 batsman

January 24, 2013 17:34 IST

As India retained the No 3 slot, Virat Kohli, at No 5, is the highest-placed Indian in the ICC rankings for Twenty20 batsmen, issued on Thursday.

With 730 points, Kohli equalled his highest rating points.

Apart from him, the other Indian batsman to figure in the top-10 list for Twenty20 batsmen is Suresh Raina, who is placed ninth with 718 points.

Other Indians in the top-20 list include Yuvraj Singh (13) and opener Gautam Gambhir at No 17.

Australia's Shane Watson leads the T20 batting chart with 798 points, followed by destructive West Indies opener Chris Gayle (792), Kiwi Brendon McCullum (787) and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (759).

Among T20 teams, India, despite losing one rating point maintained third position with 119 points while leaders Sri Lanka stand firm at the top with 127 points, followed by reigning T20 World champions West Indies with 122 points.

Meanwhile, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashiwin, ranked 16, is the only Indian to find a place in the top-20 bowlers’ list.

Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal leads the bowlers' table with 756 points followed by Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka (746) and England's Graeme Swann (720).