New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner attains career best ODI ranking

New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner attains career best ODI ranking

The New Zealand left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner achieved his career-best rankings with his performance in the ongoing Tri-series.

Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner achieved his career-best rankings of 11th with the incredible performance against Ireland in the ongoing Tri-series which also involves the Asian side Bangladesh. The left-arm all-rounder whose spell of 5/50 against the Irish side boosted his wicket haul in three matches to seven. The Kiwi has moved up six places from his previous best ranking while he also attained a career-best ranking in batting, gaining 11 places to reach 95th position after aggregating 26 runs in three unbeaten innings.

Bangladesh’s left-arm swing bowler Mustafizur Rahman too achieved a career best of 18th after picking up six wickets in the same series. Mustafizur has one more match to play in this series with the series finale against New Zealand.

Batsmen on the rise

New Zealand’s Tom Latham and Neil Broom have made significant movements after leading the run-scorers’ list in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen. The opener Latham has scored 173 runs in the series thus far with the best score of 104 against Ireland on Sunday moving up ten places to career-best of 41st rank.

Fellow Kiwi and left-arm batsman Broom who is second on the run-scorers list for the tournament with 165 runs so far, has moved up 25 places to 29th position. Bangladesh’s opener Soumya Sarkar has moved seven places up to 27th on the list while Ireland’s skipper William Porterfield who moved one place up to 59th on the list are the others amongst the batsmen in the tri-series to have made a positive move in their rankings.

Meanwhile, with the ball in hand, New Zealand‘s Indian-origin leg-spinner Ish Sodi has jumped up 25 places to 65th on the bowler’s list, which is one of the largest gains in the ongoing tri-series.

Team’s Ranking- no major change

There is very little change in the ODI Team Rankings as New Zealand gained a solitary point to remain in the fourth position with 116 points while Bangladesh has stayed in the seventh place with the pre-tournament 91 points. Bangladesh might extend its lead over Pakistan and West Indies if they manage to sneak home a victory against Kiwis in the series.