In the current series against England, Rahul shines at the top and registered a commendable victory for the team in 1st T20.
Rahul's scores of 101 not out, six and 19 have made him India's highest ranked batsman in ICC T20 batsman rankings.
KL Rahul, Reuters
Hailing from a background of high academic standards, KL Rahul was born and brought up in the prestigious National Institute of Technology Karnataka, where his father is a professor in the department of Civil Engineering. He finished his schooling in NITK and grew to develop keen interest in cricket. Having started off with batting on the grass-less field of the college, Rahul's parents spotted a spark in him and decided that he must receive formal training in order to realize his talents.
Rahul rose through the ranks of Under-19 cricket and broke into the Karnataka first-class side and had a decent debut season in 2010-11. He was left out of the squad for the succeeding season, but he returned for the 2012-13 season, in which he had a prolific run of form, becoming the highest run-getter of the season, propelling himself into contention for the highest honour of them all – an India Test cap.
ICC T20 RANKING HIGHLIGHTS
+ India batsman KL Rahul has jumped nine places to reach career high third spot
+ India have gained a place to be second in the team standings
+ Aaron Finch and Fakhar Zaman stand in the top-two places
+ In the bowling table, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Shadab of Pakistan retained top two rankings
In the England vs India series, players with career-best points were Jason Roy (up 19 spots to No. 15 with 641 points) and Jos Buttler (up nine places to No. 17 with 614 points).
1. Aaron Finch – 891 points
2. Fakhar Zaman – 842 points
3. KL Rahul – 812 points
4. Colin Munro – 801 points
5. Babar Azam – 765 points
6. Glenn Maxwell – 761 points
7. Evin Lewis – 753 points
8. Martin Guptill – 747 points
9. Alex Hales – 710 points
10. D’Arcy Short – 690 points