Kohli top batsman in the world in T20Is


India batsman Virat Kohli's excellent run of form in the just-concluded series against Australia has allowed him to hold on to the status of world's number-one ranked T20 International batsman in the latest ICC Player Rankings.

Kohli was the leading run-scorer in the three-match series with 199 runs, including a top score of 90.

The India Test captain was undoubtedly one of the players who shaped India's series win, allowing it to replace the West Indies as the top-ranked T20I side in the latest ICC T20I Championship table.

Also making an impact was fellow India batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored 143 runs in the series, including two half-centuries.

As a result, he has moved up one place to 17th, while Suresh Raina, who scored a match-winning 49 not out in Sydney on Sunday, has gained two places and is now in 13th position.

Australia's opener Aaron Finch has retained his second position in the batsmen's rankings, while Shane Watson, who captained in the Sydney T20I and scored an unbeaten 124, has vaulted places to 11th.  

Watson is now just 13 points away from returning into the top 10, his best ranking, of course, was number-one which he achieved in 2012.