Fabian Allen in top 10 of ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings

Fabian Allen in top 10 of ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings

Babar Azam has consolidated his position at the top of the ICC ODI Player Rankings.

Fabian Allen

West Indies spinner Fabian Allen has moved into the top 10 of the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after featuring in his team’s fine showing in an ongoing five-match series against Australia.

The 26-year-old left-arm spinner has gained 16 spots to reach 10th position in the bowlers’ list after grabbing three wickets in the first three matches, which have all been won by the West Indies, who defend their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title later this year.

Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell (up two places to 22nd), Dwayne Bravo (up seven places to 37th) and Obed McKoy (up 15 places to 38th) have also moved up in the bowlers’ list for the West Indies, while for Australia, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has advanced five places and is now in 29th position.

Shimron Hetmyer (up 37 places to 62nd) and Lendl Simons (up six places to 64th) have moved up in the batsmen’s list as have veterans Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, who are tied in 103rd place after gaining 22 and 38 places, respectively.

Babar Azam consolidates his position at the top in ICC ODI Rankings

The ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings update, which takes into account performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series that England won 3-0 against Pakistan, and two matches of the ongoing Ireland-South Africa series, Babar Azam has consolidated his position at the top.

The 26-year-old Pakistan captain, who struck a fine 158 in the final match of the series, has gained eight rating points to reach a career-best 873 rating points, 16 more than India captain Virat Kohli, who is in second place. Rohit Sharma is third with 825 rating points.

Others to gain in Wednesday’s updates include the Ireland pair of William Porterfield (up five places to 74th) and Harry Trector (up 37 places to 90th) , South Africa’s Janneman Malan (up 12 places to 95th) and England’s James Vince (up 85 places to 113th) in the batters’ list.

England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood (up 89 places to 63rd), Ireland’s Craig Young (up four places to 78th) and Joshua Little (up 22 places to 86th) have moved up among bowlers.

In the  ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has made headway after knocks of 81 and 92 in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Harare, which his team lost by 220 runs. He is up seven places to 28th position.

Bowlers Blessing Muzarabani (up six places to 45th) and Donald Tiripano (up three places to 76th) are other Zimbabwe players to gain in the latest weekly update.

For Bangladesh, century-maker Mahmudullah is up 19 places to 44th and Liton Das has gained 15 places and is now 55th. Spinner Mehidy Hasan is up six places to 24th after finishing with a nine-wicket match haul. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed has advanced from 95th to 89th position.

Here are the top 10 batters according to ICC T20I Rankings

S.No Player Name Country Rating
1 Dawid Malan England 888
2 Babar Azam Pakistan 828
3 Aaron Finch Australia 805
4 Devon Conway New Zealand 774
5 Virat Kohli India 762
6 Lokesh Rahul India 743
7 Rassie van der Dussen South Africa 692
8 Martin Guptill New Zealand 688
9 Glenn Maxwell Australia 653
10 Evin Lewis West Indies 645

Here are the top 10 bowlers according to ICC T20I Rankings

S.No Player Name Country Rating
1 Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa 821
2 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 719
3 Adil Rashid England 695
4 Wanindu De Silva Sri Lanka 693
5 Mujeeb Ur Rahman Afghanistan 687
6 Ashton Agar Australia 676
7 Tim Southee New Zealand 669
8 Adam Zampa Australia 641
9 Ish Sodhi New Zealand 640
10 Fabian Allen West Indies 622

Here are the top 5 all-rounders according to ICC T20I Rankings

S.No Player Name Country Rating
1 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 285
2 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 238
3 Glenn Maxwell Australia 201
4 Richard Berrington Scotland 194
5 Gareth Delany Ireland 170