Kuldeep Yadav picked up two wickets in the third and final T20 International against New Zealand that India lost by four runs to suffer a 1-2 series defeat in Hamilton on Sunday. However, left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav moved one place up to claim a career-best second position in the latest T20I bowlers' rankings, released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. After missing the first two matches of the three-T20I series, the 24-year-old spinner dismissed New Zealand openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the series decider and reaped immediate dividends.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan continued to lead the ICC T20I bowling rankings.
Mitchell Santner rejoiced in New Zealand's T20I series win that came after 1-4 routing in the five-match ODI series. Spinner Santner climbed four places up to enter the top ten rankings.
Santner is placed 10th, while India's Krunal Pandya advanced 39 places to seal a career-best 58th rank.