Calcutta: Virat Kohli is the highest-ranked Indian batsman at sixth but there is no Indian presence in the top-10 of the bowlers’ list in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings issued here on Wednesday.
At eighth, Suresh Raina is the second Indian batsman in the top-10 with Yuvraj Singh being a distant next best at 16th.
Off-spinner R Ashwin is the highest-ranked Indian bowler at 16th in the chart.
Elsewhere, Pakistan will begin their two-match Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe on August 23 with an aim to reduce the gap with No. 1 ranked Sri Lanka.
Currently ranked second with 124 ratings points, Mohammed Hafeez’s side can gain one ratings point if they win both the matches, to finish with 125 ratings points and thereby reduce the gap with No.1 ranked Sri Lanka (128) to three.
Zimbabwe too have an opportunity to move up, and will jump one place to 11th if they win both matches in the series. Zimbabwe are currently ranked 12th with 48 ratings points, and can gain up to 16 ratings points to move into 11th with 64 ratings points.
Meanwhile, Hafeez will start the series with an allround presence in the rankings.
In the bowling table, Saeed Ajmal at second and Shahid Afridi at 11th are the other Pakistan players inside the top 20.
The bowlers’ list is still headed by West Indies’ Sunil Narine, with Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis at third.
Teams: 1. Sri Lanka; 2. Pakistan; 3. India; 4. West Indies; 5. South Africa; 6. England; 7. Australia; 8. New Zealand; 9. Ireland; 10. Bangladesh
Batsmen: 1. B. McCullum (NZ); 2. A. Hales (Eng); 3. S. Watson (Aus); 4. D. Warner (Aus); 5. M. Guptill (NZ); 6. V. Kohli (Ind); 7. M. Jayawardene (SL); 8. S. Raina (Ind); 9. C. Gayle (WI); 10. E. Morgan (Eng)
Bowlers: 1. S. Narine (WI); 2. S. Ajmal (Pak); 3. A. Mendis (SL); 4. M. Hafeez (Pak); 5. Shakib (Ban); 6. A. Razzak (Ban); 7. N. Kulasekara (SL); 8. G. Swann (Eng); 9. P. Utseya (Zim); 10. N. McCullum (NZ)