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RASHID, MUNRO AND MAXWELL TAKE TOP SPOTS IN T20I RANKINGS

RASHID, MUNRO AND MAXWELL TAKE TOP SPOTS IN T20I RANKINGS

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Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has moved up to take top position among bowlers in the latest MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings with some fine performances in a 2-0 series win over Zimbabwe.

Rashid, who last week became the youngest male cricketer to be top-ranked in the ICC rankings when he rose up to joint-first in ODIs, has moved up after taking five wickets in the two-match series in Sharjah to complete the double.

The 19-year-old Rashid’s movement was not the only one at the top as New Zealand opener Colin Munro and Australia’s Glenn Maxwell became the top-ranked batsman and all-rounder, respectively. The latest update includes performances in the Trans-Transman series in New Zealand that also featured Australia and England, a three-match series in South Africa that India won 2-1, and Sri Lanka’s 2-0 win over hosts Bangladesh.

Left-handed Munro has gained three slots after scoring 176 runs in the Trans-Transman series, which came with the help of two fifties and at a strike-rate of almost 210. Maxwell regained the top slot for all-rounders scoring 233 runs and grabbing three wickets in the tournament. Munro had also held the top spot from 3-28 January this year while this is Maxwell’s third stint as the top all-rounder after first ascending to the summit in September 2016,

In the list of batsmen, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill (up six places to fifth) has made significant movement after scoring 258 runs while England’s Dawid Malan (up 127 places to a career-best 22nd), India opener Shikhar Dhawan (up 14 places to a career-best 28th), South Africa captain Jean-Paul Duminy (up four places to 24th) Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar (up three places to 20th) and Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (up 66 places to 75th) are among the others to gain.

Among bowlers, New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has gained one position to take second rank but is 59 points adrift of Rashid. India pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (up 20 places to 12th) and England leg-spinner Adil Rashid (up eight places to 15th) have made noteworthy gains while Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye’s 10 wickets have helped him jump 53 places to a career-best 49th position.

Meanwhile, India have gained one point and South Africa have lost one point in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings after their closely-fought series and retain their third and seventh positions, respectively. Pakistan are on the top of the table at 126 points but only fractionally ahead of Australia.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 25 February):

Rank    Team                Points

1          Pakistan           126

2          Australia           126

3          India                  122 (+1)

4          New Zealand     116

5          Windies             115

6          England            114

7          South Africa      111 (-1)

8          Sri Lanka          91

9          Afghanistan      88

10         Bangladesh       72

11         Scotland           67

12         Zimbabwe         61

13         UAE                 52

14         Netherlands       49

15         Hong Kong       46

16         PNG                 39

17         Oman               38

18         Ireland              36

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings (as of 25 February):

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Pts         Avge      S/R        Highest Rating

   1          (+3)         Colin Munro          NZ           801        33.51      164         805 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   2          (+5)         Glenn Maxwell     Aus         799        34.58      166         801 v NZ at Auckland 2018

   3          (-2)          Babar Azam          Pak         786*      48.08      122         787 v NZ at Auckland 2018

   4          (-2)          Aaron Finch          Aus         763        40.20      152         892 v Ban at Mirpur 2014

   5          (+6)         Martin Guptill        NZ           747        34.40      133         793 v SA at Hamilton 2012

   6          (-3)          Virat Kohli             Ind          741        50.84      137         897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

   7          (-2)          Evin Lewis            Win         734*      36.00      155         780 v Eng at Durham 2017

   8          (-2)          Lokesh Rahul       Ind          683*      50.88      148         757 v SL at Indore 2017

   9          (-1)          Alex Hales            Eng         679        31.65      136         866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014

  10         (+2)         M. Shahzad          Afg          653        31.85      136         706 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

  11         (RE)        H. Masakadza      Zim         648        29.20      118         699 v Ban at Khulna 2016

  12         (-3)          H. Amla               SA           643        34.51     133         683 v Ban at Potchefstroom 2017

  13         ( – )          Kane Williamson NZ           634        31.33     121         760 v Ban at Napier 2017

  14         (-5)          Joe Root                Eng         630        39.10     129         750 v Win at Kolkata 2016

  15         (+2)         Eoin Morgan         Eng         618        29.96     132         872 v Ind at Old Trafford 2011

  16         ( – )          Shaiman Anwar   UAE        615        31.12     121         636 v PNG at Abu Dhabi 2017

  17         (-2)          Rohit Sharma       Ind          604        30.52     136         681 v Ban at Mirpur 2016

  18         (-4)          Fafs du Plessis     SA           594        36.09     133         843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015

  19         ( – )          David Warner       Aus         589        26.74     140         826 v Win at St Lucia 2010

  20         (+5)         Soumya Sarkar    Ban         581*      20.89     129         599 v SL at Mirpur 2018 

 

Bowlers (top 20)

 

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Pts         Avge      Eco       Highest Rating

   1          (+1)         Rashid Khan         Afg          759!       13.72      5.86       759 v Zim at Sharjah 2018

   2          (+1)         Ish Sodhi               NZ           700        19.33      7.43       739 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   3          (+2)         Samuel Badree    Win         691        18.72      5.98       855 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

   4          (+3)         Imad Wasim         Pak         677        20.25      6.01       780 v Win at Trinidad 2017

   5          (-1)          Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          674        20.43      6.85       764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017

   6          (-5)          Mitchell Santner   NZ           665        21.37      7.14       731 v Pak at Wellington 2018

   7          (+1)         M. Rahman           Ban         656        16.92      6.55       695 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2017

   8          (-3)          Imran Tahir           SA           650        15.85      6.80       795 v NZ at Auckland 2017

   9          (+2)         Sunil Narine          Win         636        20.68      6.02       817 v Pak at St. Vincent 2013

  10         (-1)          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         635        20.65      6.79       672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014

  11         (+1)         M. Naveed            UAE        626        17.27      6.06       632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016

  12         (+20)      B. Kumar               Ind          622!       22.07     6.74       622 v SA at Cape Town 2018

  13         (+1)         Shadab Khan       Pak         608*!     16.15     6.41       608 v NZ at Bay Oval 2018

  14         (+2)         Y. Chahal              Ind          605*       19.14     8.40       617 v SA at Centurion 2018

  15         (+8)         Adil Rashid            Eng         601!       30.17     7.79       601 v NZ at Hamilton 2018

  16         (+1)         Trent Boult            NZ           599        21.18     8.53       622 v Aus at Sydney 2018

  17         (-2)          Chris Jordan         Eng         598        27.88     8.77       628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017

  18         (-9)          James Faulkner   Aus         597        19.00     7.96       688 v SL at Adelaide 2017

  19         (-6)          Hamza Hotak       Afg          590         24.68     6.75       627 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

  20         (RE)        Graeme Cremer  Zim         589        18.85     6.94       669 v Ban at Khulna 2016

All-rounders (top five)

Rank      (+/-)         Player                    Team     Pts         Highest Rating

   1          (+1)         Glenn Maxwell     Aus         390        396 v Eng at Melbourne 2018

   2          (-1)          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         326        408 v Pak at Mirpur 2015

   3          ( – )          Mohammad Nabi Afg          292!       292 v Zim at Sharjah 2018

   4          ( – )          Marlon Samuels  Win         239        321 v SL at Mirpur 2014

   5          ( – )          JP Duminy            SA           235        276 v Ban at Mirpur 2015 

 

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