UAE's Shaiman Anwar ranked No.12 in ICC T20I rankings

UAE’s Shaiman Anwar ranked No.12 in ICC T20I rankings

In the last 10 T20I innings, Shaiman has scored 453 runs at an average of 50.33

Shaiman Anwar
United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricketer Shaiman Anwar warms up during training. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Shaiman Anwar caught everyone’s eyeballs when he turned up for the United Arab Emirates in the 2015 ODI World Cup. He impressed one and all with his consistency and performance as he was a part of the leading run-scorers charts with 311 runs in just 6 innings which includes a century and two fifties.

He is back in the frame after moving to his career-best ranking of No.12 in the ICC T20I rankings for the batsmen. He is currently ahead of serval superstars of the Twenty20 format in the rankings table. This is a reflection of his performances since the Asia Cup T20 where he scored 43 out of his team’s total of 81 vs India and top scored vs Pakistan with a 46.

In the last 10 T20I innings, Shaiman has scored 453 runs at an average of 50.33. Which include 3 fifties in consecutive innings and an unbeaten 117; the maiden T20I century by a UAE cricketer.

Shaiman Anwar’s last 10 T20I innings:

Runs Fours Sixes S/R Inns No Opposition Venue Date
1 0 0 33.33 2 P.N.G. Abu Dhabi 14-Apr-17
117* 10 6 172.05 1 P.N.G. Abu Dhabi 14-Apr-17
39 4 1 156 2 P.N.G. Abu Dhabi 12-Apr-17
5 1 0 100 2 Ireland Dubai (DSC) 18-Jan-17
52 7 0 100 1 Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 16-Jan-17
56 2 1 130.23 2 Afghanistan ICCA Dubai 18-Dec-16
60 4 3 120 1 Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 16-Dec-16
34 2 3 125.92 2 Afghanistan ICCA Dubai 14-Dec-16
43 3 1 89.58 1 India Dhaka 3-Mar-16
46 5 2 109.52 1 Pakistan Dhaka 29-Feb-16

 

In the last one year, the UAE batsman has aggregated 364 runs, the 2nd most by any player in this format behind Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad. Anwar’s average of 52 in this period is also the best for any player with over 250 T20I runs.

Most runs in T20I cricket in last one year: (Since 1st June 2016)

Player Team Matches Inns Runs HS Ave S/R 100s 50s
Mohammad Shahzad Afghanistan 10 10 412 80 45.77 138.25 0 3
Shaiman Anwar UAE 8 8 364 117* 52 133.33 1 3
E Lewis West Indies 11 11 292 100 26.54 142.43 1 1
MN Samuels West Indies 12 12 290 89* 32.22 98.63 0 1
KL Rahul India 8 7 280 110* 56 150.53 1 1
Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 13 11 255 89 31.87 158.38 0 1
Babar Azam Pakistan 8 8 253 55* 50.6 113.96 0 1

 

Shaiman currently has 615 rating points which earned him the 12th rank. Interestingly, his best rating was 636 points post his century but dropped after a single digit score in the next game played on the same day. His rating of 636 is the best for any player from an associate nation as he bettered Netherlands’ MR Swart, who had 606 rating in 2014. (Excluding recent full member entries; Afghanistan and Ireland)

Highest rating for an associate nation batsman in T20Is:

Career Best Rating Name Country Date
636 Shaiman Anwar United Arab Emrites v  Papua New Guinea, 14/04/2017
606 M.R. Swart Netherlands v UAE, 17/03/2014
585 S.J. Myburgh Netherlands v Nepal, 02/07/2015
514 R. D. Berrington Scotland v Netherlands, 17/01/2017
508 K. J. Coetzer Scotland v Afghanistan, 08/03/2016