Devon Conway and Martin Guptill gain big in latest ICC T20I Rankings

Devon Conway and Martin Guptill gain big in latest ICC T20I Rankings

Virat Kohli is at the sixth position.

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Players from New Zealand and Australia make significant gains in the men’s weekly T20I Player Rankings update after the first two matches of the ongoing series between the two sides. New Zealand left-hander Devon Conway and opener Martin Guptill may have missed out on centuries in the first two matches of their home series against Australia but have significant gains to show in the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings.

Conway’s 99 not out in the Christchurch opener has helped him gain 46 spots and reach 17th position after just eight matches while Guptill, who has reached as high as second in the past, has gained three slots to reach 11th position after his knock of 97 in Dunedin.

In what is a chance for both sides to prepare for this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in India, New Zealand took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series and had some other fine performances too that resulted in significant gains for their players.

Glenn Philips and Jimmy Neesham have moved up in the list for batsmen while Tim Southee (up one place to sixth), Mitchell Santner (up two places to seventh), Ish Sodhi (up three places to 11th), and Trent Boult (up 24 places to 49th) have progressed in the bowlers’ list.

For Australia, Marcus Stoinis’s knock of 78 in the second match sees him gain 77 places to reach 110th position. Matthew Wade (up from 132nd to 118th) among batsmen and Jhye Richardson (reentered at 115th) among bowlers are the others to gain from the mid-series update as per the new system which sees a weekly update for all women’s player rankings on Tuesdays and those for men on Wednesdays.

With the ongoing New Zealand versus Australia series and an upcoming series between the West Indies and Sri Lanka from Thursday, a lot of changes can be expected in the men’s T20I rankings at the next update.

Here are the latest ICC T20I Rankings

Top 10 batsmen

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 Dawid Malan England 915
2 KL Rahul India 816
3 Babar Azam Pakistan 801
4 Aaron Finch Australia 788
5 R van der Dussen South Africa 700
6 Virat Kohli India 697
7 Glenn Maxwell Australia 676
H Zazai Afghanistan 676
9 Colin Munro New Zealand 668
10 Eoin Morgan England 662
11 Martin Guptill New Zealand 653
17 Devon Conway New Zealand 597

Top 10 Bowlers

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 736
2 Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa 733
3 M Ur Rahman Afghanistan 730
4 Adil Rashid England 700
5 Adam Zampa Australia 676
6 Tim Southee New Zealand 653
7 Mitchell Santner New Zealand 648
8 Ashton Agar Australia 643
9 Sheldon Cottrell West Indies 634
10 Chris Jordan England 618
11 Ish Sodhi New Zealand 617

Top 5 All-Rounders

Rank Player Country Rating Points
1 M Nabi Afghanistan 294
2 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 268
3 Glenn Maxwell Australia 205
4 R Berrington Scotland 194
5 S Williams Zimbabwe 190