Team India completed a memorable whitewash in the recently-concluded T20I series against New Zealand following which the players have witnessed a significant rise in the ICC T20I rankings. KL Rahul, who was the man of the series in the T20Is, has jumped to the second spot. Having scored 224 runs from 5 matches, he now has 823 points to his name. Pakistan’s Babar Azam leads the T20I batting rankings with 879 points. Rahul registered scores of 56, 57 not out, 27, 39 and 45 in the five matches.
A dominant India got the better of Australia by seven wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to clinch the three-match series 2-1 after being hammered in the opening ODI at Mumbai by 10 wickets. Man of the match Rohit Sharma notched up his 29th one-day hundred while skipper Virat Kohli contributed 89 from 91 balls as India chased down 287 with ease.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has been given a much-deserved break for the T20Is against Sri Lanka at home, has stated that he is a naturally calm person, which has helped him achieve great results in international cricket.