KL Rahul had scored a century in the first T20 of the series played at had taken India to a win.
That was in a major part due to Fakhar Zaman.
On the other side of the coin, Finch had a better time of it in England, and dominated the T20I tri-series - he was the leading run-scorer with 306 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 201.31, including a stunning world-record 172 against Zimbabwe.
However, the captaincy of Aaron Finch was watertight throughout the T20I tri-series, as an inexperienced Australian side pieced together some entertaining performances.
After slumping to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the finals of the T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe, the Australian coach admitted that they need to ponder upon many areas, including the team leadership. He dipped from there, but six and 19 in the next two games ensured he was up nine spots since the last update at 812 points.
Finch had started the T20Is in fourth position on 763 points and a tour aggregate of 391 runs not only helped him leapfrog Babar Azam, Colin Munro and Glen Maxwell, but also earned him 128 points.
Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.
D'Arcy Short, Finch's opening partner, entered the top 10 rankings for the first time.
Zaman, who put on 107 runs off 64 balls with Malik, finally holed out at deep backward point while going for a big shot off seamer Jhye Richardson.
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). The standing, a career-best number for him, takes him to 690 points, also a career high.