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Lokesh Rahul at Career-best Second Position in T20I Rankings

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Lokesh Rahul leads a pack of India players who have shot up the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after their team stormed to a 5-0 series win in New Zealand.

Sharma, Bumrah, Willamson and Seifert among others to move up after India-New Zealand series

Shoaib, Shaheen and Tamim also gain in latest rankings update

Rahul’s series topping aggregate of 224 runs has lifted him four places to a career best-equaling second place while Rohit Sharma (up three places to 10th), Shreyas Iyer (up 63 places to 55th) and Manish Pandey (up 12 places to 58th) are others advancing in the latest rankings update that also includes the Pakistan-Bangladesh series.

There are now three Indians in the top 10 batsmen, as captain Virat Kohli has retained his ninth position with 105 runs from four matches.

The story is similar for the India bowling attack as Jasprit Bumrah has gained 26 places to reach 11th position, Yuzvendra Chahal has advanced 10 places to 30th and Shardul Thakur’s eight wickets in the series have lifted him 34 places to 57th position. Navdeep Saini (up 25 places to 71st) and Ravindra Jadeja (up 34 places to 76th) have also moved up.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s 160 runs in the series have taken him from 23rd to 16th position while Tim Seifert (73rd to 34th) and Ross Taylor (50th to 39th) have also made notable gains in the batsmen’s list. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi has advanced six places to 13th among bowlers.

For Pakistan, experienced players Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez have advanced to 45th and 71th positions, respectively, after slamming a half-century each in the three-match series. Babar Azam, the third Pakistan batsman to score a half-century in the series, has retained the top position as well as his aggregate of 879 points.

Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has moved up from 72nd to 39th position with two wickets in the series, which the home side won 2-0, with one match abandoned, to retain the top rank in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who top-scored in the series with an aggregate of 104 runs, has gained 11 slots to reach 50th position. Al Amin-Hossain is at 51st position among bowlers after gaining 25 places.

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 3 February 2020)

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 879 50.72 128 896 v Eng at Cardiff 2019
2 (+4) Lokesh Rahul India 823 45.65 146 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
3 (-1) Aaron Finch Aus 810 38.32 156 901 v Zim at Harare 2018
4 ( - ) Colin Munro NZ 785 31.34 156 831 v Pak at Dubai 2018
5 (-2) Dawid Malan Eng 782* 57.25 156 798 v NZ at Napier 2019
6 (-1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 786 35.02 160 837 v SL at Adelaide 2019
7 ( - ) Evin Lewis WI 702 32.20 155 782 v Eng at Durham 2017
8 ( - ) H Zazai Afg 692* 43.25 163 736 v WI at Lucknow 2019
9 ( - ) Virat Kohli India 673 50.80 138 897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014
10 (+3) Rohit Sharma India 662 32.62 139 719 v WI at Lucknow 2018

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest Ranking
16 (+7) K Williamson NZ 584 32.64 125 761 v Ban at Napier 2017
34= (+43) Tim Seifert NZ 508*! 22.85 140 508 v India at Bay Oval 2020
39 (+11) Ross Taylor NZ 502 26.51 123 538 v Pak at Hamilton 2010
45 (+3) Shoaib Malik Pak 487 31.36 124 577 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2009
50= (+11) Tamim Iqbal Ban 479 23.84 117 550 v SL at Chittagong 2014
55= (+63) Shreyas Iyer India 451*! 27.80 130 451 v NZ at Bay Oval 2020
58 (+12) Manish Pandey India 447 47.13 128 531 v Ire at Malahide 2018
71 (+10) M Hafeez Pak 407 25.21 117 650 v SL at Dubai 2013

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 479 12.52 6.15 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 ( - ) M Ur Rahman Afg 742*! 16.20 5.40 742 v WI at Lucknow 2019
3 ( - ) M Santner  NZ 677 21.07 7.36 724 v Pak at Wellington 2018
4 (+1) Adam Zampa Aus 674 20.42 6.15 720 v SL at Brisbane 2019
5 (-1) Imad Wasim Pak 672 21.61 5.93 780 v WI at Trinidad 2017
6 ( - ) A Phehlukwayo SA 665 18.96 7.87 666 v India at Mohali 2019
7 ( - ) Adil Rashid Eng 660 25.64 7.51 716 v WI at St Kitts 2019
8 ( - ) Shadab Khan Pak 653 20.87 7.03 769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
9 ( - ) Ashton Agar Aus 649! 27.29 6.92 649 v Pak at Perth Stadium 2019
10 ( - ) Chris Jordan Eng 640 24.07 8.58 659 v NZ at Wellington 2019

Other selected rankings 

Rank  (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest Rating
11= (+26) J Bumrah India 630 20.25 6.66 764 v Eng at Bengaluru 2017
13 (+6) Ish Sodhi NZ 622 24.09 8.05 732 v Pak at Wellington 2018
30= (+10) Y Chahal India 529 24.34 8.18 706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
39= (+33) S Afridi Pak 511*! 20.81 7.23 511 v Ban at Lahore 2020
51= (+25) Al-Amin Hossain Ban 470 17.26 7.20 626 v OMA at Dharamsala 2016
57 (+34) Shardul Thakur India 461*! 21.00 8.73 461 v NZ at Bay Oval 2020
71= (+25) Navdeep Saini India 430*! 18.07 7.15 430 v NZ at Bay Oval 2020
76 (+34) R Jadeja India 419 29.53 7.10 659 v Pak at Mirpur 2016

All-rounders (top five) 

Rank  (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest Rating
1 ( - ) M Nabi Afg 319 355 v Ban at Mirpur 2019
2 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 231 368 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2016
3 ( - ) Sean Williams Zim 212 226 v Nepal at Singapore 2019
4 ( - ) R Berrington Sco 194 204 v Ire at Malahide 2019
5 ( - ) Rohan Mustafa UAE 156 174 v JER at Abu Dhabi 2019

*indicates provisional rating; a batsman qualifies for a full rating after playing 40 Test innings; a bowler qualifies for a full rating when he reaches 100 Test wickets.

!indicates career-highest rating

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