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Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult gain big in the T20I rankings for performance in the India seires

Sodhi’s five wickets in the series have lifted him five places to the top-10 for the first time in his career.

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Ish Sodhi (Photo by Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

New Zealand bowlers Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult have made noteworthy gains in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after the three-match series in India, which the home side won 2-1 on Tuesday. Sodhi’s five wickets in the series have lifted him five places to the top-10 for the first time in his career. Left-arm pace bowler Boult, who grabbed six wickets including a haul of four for 34 in the second match in Rajkot which his side won by 40 runs, has reached a career-best 16th position after moving up 14 slots.

Tim Southee (up five places to 81st) is another New Zealand bowler to move up while opener Colin Munro is a major gainer among batsmen. Munro has gained four places to reach 12th position after scoring 123 runs in the series including an unbeaten 109 in Rajkot.

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For India, captain Virat Kohli’s 104 runs in the series have helped him consolidate his position at the top of the table as he has gained 13 points and increased the gap with Aaron Finch to 40 points. Openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to 21st) and Shikhar Dhawan (up 20 places to 45th) have also moved up.

The India bowlers to move in the right direction are pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up two places to 26th), leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (up 22 places to 30th) and left-arm spinner Akshar Patel (up 17 places to 62nd).

Meanwhile, New Zealand have ceded the top place in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings to Pakistan. New Zealand have slipped from 125 to 120 points, with Pakistan taking the top spot at 124 points.

New Zealand are ahead of the Windies on decimal points while India have gained three points from the series but remain behind England on decimal points, in fifth place.

ICC T20I Team Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2843 124
2 New Zealand 16 1925 120
3 West Indies 20 2395 120
4 England 17 2029 119
5 India 25 2965 119
6 South Africa 20 2238 112
7 Australia 15 1665 111
7 Sri Lanka 24 2177 91
9 Afghanistan 25 2157 86
10 Bangladesh 17 1289 76

ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 V. Kohli IND 824
2 A.J. Finch AUS 784
3 E. Lewis WI 780
4 K.S. Williamson NZ 716
5 G.J. Maxwell AUS 700
6 A.D. Hales ENG 690
7 H.M. Amla SA 683
7 J.E. Root ENG 683
9 M.J. Guptill NZ 679
10 Mohammad Shahzad AFG 664

ICC T20I Bowlers Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 J.J. Bumrah IND 724
2 Imad Wasim PAK 719
3 Rashid Khan AFG 717
4 S. Badree WI 694
5 Imran Tahir SA 691
6 S.P. Narine WI 676
7 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 667
8 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 661
8 J.P. Faulkner AUS 661
10 I.S. Sodhi NZ 656

ICC T20I All-Rounders Rankings

Rank Name Team Rating
1 J.J. Bumrah IND 724
2 Imad Wasim PAK 719
3 Rashid Khan AFG 717
4 S. Badree WI 694
5 Imran Tahir SA 691
6 S.P. Narine WI 676
7 Mustafizur Rahman BAN 667
8 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 661
8 J.P. Faulkner AUS 661
10 I.S. Sodhi NZ 656

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