T20I rankings: Eoin Morgan, Tabraiz Shamsi storm into top ten
In the latest T20I ranking by the International Cricket Council (ICC) published after the conclusion of the three-match series between England and South Africa, England skipper Eoin Morgan and South Africa left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi have entered the top ten.
Morgan went past Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma to settle in the ninth position after registering a blistering total of 136 runs from three innings at a strike-rate of 170.
Although being dropped down, Dawid Malan is England’s best-ranked batsman, occupying the sixth position.
Quinton de Kock climbed as many as ten spots to occupy the 16th position, after having registered scores of 31, 65 and 35.
As for the bowlers, climbing as many as eight spots, South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi occupy ninth position.
Meanwhile Adil Rashid replaced Andile Phehlukwayo in the sixth position. Jonny Bairstow and Rassie Van der Dussen jumped up 15 and 21 spots respectively to claim their career-best ratings and occupy the 23rd and 37th position respectively.
In the all-rounders’ list, Ben Stokes achieved a career-high rating to take the 30th spot.
Babar Azam is currently the top-ranked batsman, followed by KL Rahul and Australia captain Aaron Finch, while the bowling and the all-rounders charts are led by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi respectively.
England have retained their third position in the team rankings and their series win has taken them within two points of second-placed Australia.
— ICC (@ICC) February 16, 2020