Indian opener K.L. Rahul maintained his second spot whereas skipper Virat Kohli moved down to the 10th spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I rankings for batsmen released on Monday.
Rahul was in great form in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand which India won by 5-0. He had scored 224 runs at an average of 56 and played an instrumental role in India's triumph over the Black Caps. Kohli, on the other hand, could manage only 105 runs in the four T20I innings he played against the Kiwis.
The Indian skipper has been replaced by England captain Eoin Morgan, who scored 136 runs from three innings against South Africa and helped them win the series 2-1.