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ICC T20 Rankings: India Remain No.2, Kuldeep Yadav Reaches Career-High Spot

Pakistan and India’s series wins mean they have gained points in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while New Zealand and Windies have moved in opposite directions.

In the latest ICC Rankings for T20s, India remained at the second spot – behind Pakistan – after a convincing 3-0 whitewash of West Indies. Pakistan, too, inflicted a 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand in the UAE to maintain strong hold at the top of the ICC T20 Team Rankings. Among the players, Kuldeep Yadav gained the most from India players to climb to career-high 23rd in the bowling charts. Also making a big jump in the rankings is Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez.

Pakistan and India’s series wins mean they have gained points in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, while New Zealand and Windies have moved in opposite directions. Number-one ranked Pakistan have collected two points and number-two ranked India have pocketed three points, moving to 138 and 127 points respectively, while fifth-ranked New Zealand and seventh-ranked West Indies have ended up on 112 and 102 points respectively after dropping four points each.

Yadav picked up five wickets in the two matches against West Indies at an economy-rate of 5.6 over the Windies. This has helped him jump 14 places to a career-high 23rd position in the bowling table.

Over in the batsmen rankings, Hafeez has been rewarded for an aggregate of 132 runs – against New Zealand – at a strike-rate of 145 to lift him 16 places to 53rd spot.

Other batsmen to make notable improvements in the update on November 12 include Rohit Sharma in seventh (up by three places), Kane Williamson in 12th (up by three places), Shikhar Dhawan in 16th (up by five places) and Ross Taylor in 59th (up by five places).

The batting table is led by Pakistan’s Babar Azam, who has gained 14 points following his series total of 126 runs, which extended the gap with Australia’s second-ranked Aaron Finch to 19 points.

Among the bowlers, the notable movements include Faheem Ashraf in seventh (up by nine places), Imad Wasim in eighth (up by two places), Bhuvneshwar Kumar in 19th (up by nine places), Jasprit Bumrah in 21st (up by five places), Carlos Brathwaite in 29th (up by four places), Tim Southee in 36th (up by five places), Adam Milne in 40th (up by five places) and Hafeez in 59th (up by 20 places). Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan remains the number-one ranked bowler. He leads Pakistan’s Shadab Khan by 41 points.

ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings (as on 12 November)

Rank     Team                  Points
1           Pakistan               138
2           India                    127
3           Australia              118
4           England               118
5           New Zealand       112
6           South Africa        111
7           West Indies         102
8           Afghanistan          92
9           Sri Lanka               87
10         Bangladesh           77

BATSMEN (TOP 10)

Rank         Player                  Team         Points
1              Babar Azam          Pak            858
2              Aaron Finch          Aus            839
3              Colin Munro         NZ             815
4              Lokesh Rahul        Ind            780
5              Fakhar Zaman       Pak           749
6              Glenn Maxwell      Aus           742
7              Rohit Sharma        Ind            707
8              Martin Guptill       NZ             703
9              Alex Hales             Eng           697
10            Jason Roy              Eng           688

BOWLERS (TOP 10)

Rank      Player                   Team       Points
1            Rashid Khan         Afg          793
2            Shadab Khan       Pak           752
3            Adil Rashid          Eng           676
4            Y Chahal              Ind            669
5            Ish Sodhi             NZ             668
6            Imran Tahir          SA             653
7            Faheem Ashraf    Pak            652
8            Imad Wasim        Pak            651
9            Billy Stanlake       Aus            640
10          Andrew Tye         Aus            634

SOURCE: https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/icc-t20-rankings-team-batting-bowlers-5442721/

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