Kuldeep attains career best in T20I rankings

Indian left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has gained the career-best rankings in the latest ICC T20I rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC).

Indian bowlers dominated at MCG

India and Australia leveled the three-match T20I series 1-1 since the second game of the three-match series in Melbourne was called-off due to rain. Following the series, ICC has released the latest updated ICC T20I rankings.

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.

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Kuldeep Yadav has climbed 20 positions to gain the career-best position 3 while Australia’s Adam Zampa has jumped 17 places to get the fifth spot. Australia quicks Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye slipping five places to No.14 and eight places to No.18 respectively.

Krunal Pandya, who claimed a stunning 4/36 in India’s series leveling-win in the third game, rose 66 places to No.98, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah held their places at No.19 and No.21 respectively.

In the list for batsmen, Shikhar Dhawan who got the man of the series award has moved up to the 11th position while Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul has slipped to no.6 and no.9 respectively. Indian skipper Virat Kohli stays at the 14th position without any movements.

For Australia, skipper Aaron Finch, who failed to really be his destructive self in all four games including the one-off T20I against South Africa, slipped one spot to the third rank, but Glenn Maxwell rose to the fifth place from No.6 after scores of 38, 46, 19 and 13.

ICC T20I Team’s Rankings:

Pos Team Matches Points Rating
1  Pakistan 36 4,979 138
2  India 40 5,064 127
3  England 22 2,586 118
4  Australia 26 3,014 116
5  South Africa 22 2,502 114
6  New Zealand 25 2,803 112
7  West Indies 24 2,444 102
8  Afghanistan 27 2,490 92
9  Sri Lanka 29 2,518 87
10  Bangladesh 27 2,066 77

ICC T20I Batsmen Rankings:


Pos Player Rating
Babar Azam
PAK 858
2 Colin Munro 815
3 Aaron Finch 806
4 Fakhar Zaman 749
5 Glenn Maxwell 745
6 Lokesh Rahul 719
7 Martin Guptill 703
8 Alex Hales 697
9 Rohit Sharma 689
10 Jason Roy 688

ICC T20I Bowlers’ Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
Rashid Khan
AFG 793
2 Shadab Khan 752
3 Kuldeep Yadav 714
4 Adil Rashid 676
5 Adam Zampa 670
6 Ish Sodhi 668
7 Faheem Ashraf 652
8 Imad Wasim 651
9 Imran Tahir 640
10 Shakib Al Hasan 633

ICC T20I All-rounders’ Rankings:

Pos Player Rating
Glenn Maxwell
AUS 362
2 Mohammad Nabi 313
3 Shakib Al Hasan 310
4 JP Duminy 216
5 Thisara Perera 213

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