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T20 rankings: Kohli highest-ranked Indian at No 6

August 21, 2013 16:48 IST

Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian batsman at joint-sixth, but there is no Indian presence in the top-10 of the bowlers' list in the latest ICC Twenty20 Rankings, issued on Wednesday.

Suresh Raina, at No 8, is the second Indian batsman in the top-10, with Yuvraj Singh next best at a distant 16th.

Off-spinner R Ashwin is the highest-ranked Indian bowler at 16.

Virat KohliElsewhere, Pakistan begin their two-match Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe on August 23 in Harare hoping to reduce the gap with No 1 ranked Sri Lanka.

The second match is on August 24.

Currently ranked second with 124 rating points, Mohammad Hafeez's side can gain one rating point if it wins both the matches and reduce the gap with number-one ranked Sri Lanka (128) to three.

Zimbabwe too have an opportunity to move up, and will jump a place to 11th if they win both matches in the series.

Zimbabwe are currently ranked 12th with 48 rating points, and can gain up to 16 points and move to 11th with 64 points.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez will start the series with an all-round presence in the rankings.

Hafeez is currently ranked second among all-rounders with a career-high 432 rating points, and is also fourth in the bowlers’ list and 17th among the batsmen.

In the bowling table, Saeed Ajmal at second and Shahid Afridi, 11th, are the other Pakistan players inside the top 20.

For Zimbabwe, spinner Prosper Utseya is the only bowler inside the top 10, at ninth.

The bowlers' list is still headed by West Indies' Sunil Narine, with Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis third.

Image: Virat Kohli

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