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India’s Kuldeep Yadav attains career best T20I ranking

Adam Zampa also vaulted into the top-five of the ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kuldeep Yadav of India and Australia’s Adam Zampa have vaulted into the top-five of the ICC Men’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers for the first time in their careers in the latest updates which were released on Monday. The latest player rankings include player performances in the one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa and the T20I series between Australia and India.

Yadav has jumped 20 places to claim the third position, while Zampa has leaped 17 places to occupy the fifth spot. The two wrist-spinners have edged out fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah of India and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman out of the top-20 to increase the number of slow bowlers to 13 in the top-20 list.

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Bowlers inside the top-20 to lose ground include Imran Tahir in ninth (down by three places), Yuzvendra Chahal in 11th (down by seven places), Billy Stanlake in 14th (down by five places) and Andrew Tye in 18th (down by eight places).

Outside the top-20, South Africa’s duo of Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo have improved their rankings. Morris is now ranked 27th (up by six places) and Phehlukwayo is ranked 38th (up by four places).

In the batting table, India opener Shikhar Dhawan is the biggest mover, rising five places to a career-high 11th position. The left-hander scored 76 and 41, while the second match in Melbourne was washed-out.

Babar Azam of Pakistan is the number-one ranked batsman, while Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is the top-ranked bowler. Glenn Maxwell of Australia is the leading all-rounder.

ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 26 November, after one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa, and T20I series between Australia and India)

Rank Team Points
1 Pakistan 138
2 India 126 (-1)
3 England 118
4 Australia 117 (-1)
5 South Africa 114 (+3)
6 New Zealand 112
7 West Indies 102
8 Afghanistan 92
9 Sri Lanka 87
10 Bangladesh 77
11 Scotland 62
12 Zimbabwe 55
13 UAE 50
14 The Netherlands 50
15 Hong Kong 42
16 Oman 39
17 Ireland 34

* Nepal have 26 rating points but need to play one more match before being ranked

ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 26 November, after one-off T20I between Australia and South Africa, and T20I series between Australia and India)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge
1 ( – ) Babar Azam Pak 858 54.26
2 (+1) Colin Munro NZ 815 33.6
3 (-1) Aaron Finch Aus 806 38.67
4 (+1) Fakhar Zaman Pak 749 28.24
5 (+1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 745 31.27
6 (-2) Lokesh Rahul Ind 719 43.44
7 (+1) Martin Guptill NZ 703 34.4
8 (+1) Alex Hales Eng 697 32.1
9 (-2) Rohit Sharma Ind 689 32.89
10 ( – ) Jason Roy Eng 688! 23.21
11 (+5) Shikhar Dhawan Ind 681! 29.33
12 ( – ) Kane Williamson NZ 664 31.64
13 ( – ) M. Shahzad Afg 647 31.22
14 ( – ) Virat Kohli Ind 636 49.25
15 (-1) Evin Lewis Win 632* 33.06
16 (-5) D’Arcy Short Aus 631* 32.18
17 ( – ) Shaiman Anwar UAE 630 31.52
18 ( – ) Jos Buttler Eng 610 26.8
19 (+1) H. Masakadza Zim 599 27.07
20 (-1) Hashim Amla SA 590 33.6

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points
1 ( – ) Rashid Khan Afg 793 12.4
2 ( – ) Shadab Khan Pak 752 17.16
3 (+20) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 714*! 12.96
4 (-1) Adil Rashid Eng 676! 26.38
5 (+17) Adam Zampa Aus 670! 18.27
6 (-1) Ish Sodhi NZ 668 21.1
7 ( – ) Faheem Ashraf Pak 652*! 19.47
8 ( – ) Imad Wasim Pak 651 19.62
9 (-3) Imran Tahir SA 640 14.95
10 (+1) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 633 21.06
11= (+1) Mohammad Nabi Afg 630 24.25
(-7) Y. Chahal Ind 630 18.75
13 ( – ) Mitchell Santner NZ 626 21.37
14 (-5) Billy Stanlake Aus 625* 20.08
15 (-1) M. Naveed UAE 622 17.96
16 (-1) Liam Plunkett Eng 621 25
17 (-1) Samuel Badree Win 616 21.07
18 (-8) Andrew Tye Aus 615 22.02
19= ( – ) B. Kumar Ind 611 24.75
(-2) Chris Jordan Eng 611 28

All-Rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points
1 ( – ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 362
2 ( – ) Mohammad Nabi Afg 313
3 ( – ) Shakib Al Hasan Ban 310
4 ( – ) JP Duminy SA 216
5= ( – ) Mahmudullah Ban 213
( – ) Thisara Perera SL 213

* indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after he has scored 600 or more runs; a bowler qualifies for a full rating after he has bowled 400 deliveries

! indicates career-highest rating

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