Kohli, who scored his 25th half-century in the third and final T20 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, rose to eighth place, beating Afghan batsman Hazratullah Jazzy.
The Indian captain scored 134 runs in the recently concluded T20I series and was instrumental in India’s victory in the second game in Sydney.
Meanwhile, Rahul has been replaced by Australian captain Aaron Finch and is in third place. The right-handed batsman hit a half-century in the first T20 in Canberra.
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England’s David Malan and Pakistan captain Babar Azam are number two and two respectively.
In the bowling charts, Australian spinner Adam Jampa, who took three wickets in the T20I series, entered the top five and is now in fourth place.
Spinner Adil Rasheed is third with England fast-pacer Chris Jordan entering the top ten.
Kohli’s spectacular form equaled the record for the fifties in the short format of Tuesday’s game.
The Indian skipper made his mark against Australia when he reached his 25th fifty in the third and final T20. Kohli equals Rohit Sharma’s fifties in T20. If the captain reached the milestone in his 79th innings, Rohit would have taken 100 innings to hit his 25th half century.
Kohli’s half-century was wasted on Tuesday as Australia won by 12 runs in the third T20. If India had already won the three-match T20I series after winning the first two matches, Australia would have won the last game to avoid whitewash.
India will now be horn in a four-match Test series against Australia on December 17. The first match will be a day-night affair and Kohli will return home after the first Test because he has been granted paternity leave. BCCI.
Availability for the Test series is also not clear as Rohit’s fitness will be re-evaluated at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore on December 11.