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 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.
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)
|5||South Africa||114 (+3)|
* 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)
|1||( – )||Babar Azam||Pak||858||54.26|
|10||( – )||Jason Roy||Eng||688!||23.21|
|12||( – )||Kane Williamson||NZ||664||31.64|
|13||( – )||M. Shahzad||Afg||647||31.22|
|14||( – )||Virat Kohli||Ind||636||49.25|
|17||( – )||Shaiman Anwar||UAE||630||31.52|
|18||( – )||Jos Buttler||Eng||610||26.8|
Bowlers (top 20)
|1||( – )||Rashid Khan||Afg||793||12.4|
|2||( – )||Shadab Khan||Pak||752||17.16|
|7||( – )||Faheem Ashraf||Pak||652*!||19.47|
|8||( – )||Imad Wasim||Pak||651||19.62|
|10||(+1)||Shakib Al Hasan||Ban||633||21.06|
|13||( – )||Mitchell Santner||NZ||626||21.37|
|19=||( – )||B. Kumar||Ind||611||24.75|
All-Rounders (top five)
|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