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Ish Sodhi makes an entry into the top 5 bowlers in ICC T20I rankings

Babar Azam, Rashid Khan and Glenn Maxwell continue to lead the batting, bowling and all-round charts respectively.

New Zealand T20I team, Ish Sodhi, ICC rankings
Ish Sodhi of New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

After scalping three wickets against Sri Lanka in the lone T20I in Auckland, Ish Sodhi, the New Zealand leg-spinner, made a small but significant jump in the rankings, while Lockie Ferguson and Lasith Malinga too made gains. Sodhi finished with impressive figures of 3/30 in New Zealand’s 35-run win over Sri Lanka, allowing him to jump two spots to No.4, equal on points with England leggie Adil Rashid on the  ICC T20I Rankings for bowlers.

His fast-bowling teammate Lockie Ferguson too picked up a three-for in the same game, giving him a sharp 37-place boost up to No.154. Some of Sri Lanka‘s bowlers too made gains, particularly Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha who shook New Zealand with early wickets before the hosts bounced back. Sri Lanka captain Malinga, who claimed two scalps, rose 10 places to 53rd and Rajitha 21 to No.167.

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For the visitors, Thisara Perera, who has been in red-hot form with the bat, also made notable gains in both the batting and all-rounder tables. His valiant 43 earned him an eight place boost to No.31 on the batting table, while he climbed one spot to No.5 in the ICC T20I Rankings for all-rounders after also taking a wicket in the game.

For New Zealand, Colin Munro remains their highest ranked batsman, retaining his second place behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam after making a brisk 16. But the key contributors with the bat for New Zealand were Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn.

Bracewell, after making a career-best 44, rose 31 places to No.175, whereas Kuggeleijn made an impressive entry at 197th. With the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella, Bracewell also made a 40-spot leap to No.89 in the bowling charts and Kuggeleijn made a start at 227 after scalping Kusal Perera, who scored 23 to make a one-place gain to No.23 on the batting chart, maintaining his spot as Sri Lanka’s highest-ranked batsman in the format.

Babar Azam, Rashid Khan and Glenn Maxwell continue to lead the batting, bowling and all-round charts respectively.

ICC T20I team rankings:

Team Matches Points Rating
Pakistan 36 4979 138
India 42 5299 126
England 22 2586 118
Australia 28 3266 117
South Africa 22 2502 114
New Zealand 26 2940 113
West Indies 27 2725 101
Afghanistan 27 2490 92
Sri Lanka 30 2580 86
Bangladesh 30 2321 77
Scotland 15 927 62
Zimbabwe 20 1097 55
UAE 13 649 50
Netherlands 12 598 50
Hong Kong 10 420 42
Oman 7 270 39
Ireland 19 638 34

ICC T20I batsmen rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Babar Azam PAK 858
2 C. Munro NZ 809
3 A.J. Finch AUS 806
4 E. Lewis WI 751
5 Fakhar Zaman PAK 749
6 G.J. Maxwell AUS 745
7 K.L. Rahul IND 719
8 A.D. Hales ENG 697
9 M.J. Guptill NZ 691
10 R.G. Sharma IND 689

ICC T20I bowler rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 Rashid Khan AFG 793
2 Shadab Khan PAK 752
3 Kuldeep Yadav IND 714
4 A.U. Rashid ENG 676
4 I.S. Sodhi NZ 676
6 A. Zampa AUS 670
7 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 658
8 Faheem Ashraf PAK 652
9 Imad Wasim PAK 651
10 Imran Tahir SA 640

ICC T20I all-rounders rankings

Rank Name Country Rating
1 G.J. Maxwell AUS 362
2 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 339
3 Mohammad Nabi AFG 314
4 Mahmudullah BAN 241
5 N.L.T.C. Perera SL 220
6 J.P. Duminy SA 217
7 P.R. Stirling IRE 208
8 R.D. Berrington SCO 203
9 S.C. Williams ZIM 198
10 Mohammad Hafeez PAK 193

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