Yadav Reaches New High in T20I Rankings

Yadav Reaches New High in T20I Rankings
Yadav Reaches New High in T20I Rankings
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India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up one place to take a career-best second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after grabbing two for 26 in the final match against New Zealand which his side lost by four runs to go 2-1 down in the series.

The 24-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends. He is now only behind Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan in the table.

Spinners Imad Wasim of Pakistan (up five places to fourth position) and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up four places to 10th) have also moved up in the latest rankings update that includes two other series which saw South Africa beat Pakistan and Nepal beat the United Arab Emirates by identical 2-1 margins.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya was another spinner to move up as he advanced 39 places to a career-best 58th while India openers Rohit Sharma (up three places to seventh) and Shikhar Dhawan (up one place to 11th) have made progress with some useful knocks.

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson (up one place to 12th), Ross Taylor (up seven places to 51st) and Tim Seifert (up 87 places to a career-best 83rd) among batsmen and Tim Southee (up seven places to 30th) among bowlers are some notable gainers.

For South Africa, left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks’s eight wickets against Pakistan have helped him re-enter the rankings at a career-best 81st position while his compatriot Chris Morris has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 21st position after finishing with six wickets. Andile Phehlukwayo has also advanced 15 places to a career-best 23rd position with five wickets.

Among their batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.

Pakistan’s Babar Azam continues at the top of the batsmen’s list after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat has gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs. Shaheen Afridi has moved up 28 places to a career-best 48th position among bowlers.

The UAE’s Shaiman Anwar has risen to 15th among batsmen with a gain of two slots while Mohammad Naveed has gained three places to reach 12th position among bowlers. Nepal’s Paras Khadka has gained five places to reach 90th position while Basant Regmi (up four places) and Sompal Kami (up 22 places) are in joint 70th position among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings, South Africa have overtaken Australia and England to third place while Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come on to the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry onto the ODI table.

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):

Rank Team Points
1. Pakistan 135 (-3)
2. India      124 (-2)
3. South Africa    118 (+4)
4. England    118
5. Australia 117
6. New Zealand    116 (+4)
7. Windies       101
8. Afghanistan  92
9. Sri Lanka          87
10. Bangladesh 77
11. Scotland   62
12. Zimbabwe 55
13. Netherlands  50
14. Nepal  43 (+17)
15. UAE 43 (-7)
16. Hong Kong       42
17. Oman 39
18. Ireland   34

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 11 February 2019):

Batsmen (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Babar Azam Pak 885 53.72 888 v SA at Johannesburg 2019
2 ( - ) Colin Munro      NZ 825 33.59 830 v Pak at Dubai 2018
3 ( - ) Aaron Finch Aus 806 38.67 900 v Zim at Harare 2018
4 ( - ) Evin Lewis Win 751 33.52 780 v Eng at Durham 2017
5 (+1) Glenn Maxwell Aus 745 31.27   801 v NZ at Auckland 2018
6 (-1) Fakhar Zaman Pak  700 26.46 842 v Aus at Harare 2018
7 (+3) Rohit Sharma Ind 698 32.76 718 v Win at Lucknow 2018
8 ( - ) Alex Hales Eng 697 32.10 866 v Ind at Edgbaston 2014
9 (+2) Jason Roy Eng 688! 23.21 688 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
10 (-3) Lokesh Rahul Ind       677 43.44 854 v Eng at Old Trafford 2018
11 (+1) S. Dhawan Ind 671 28.80 685 v NZ at Auckland 2019
12 (+1) Kane Williamson NZ 655 31.35 760 v Ban at Napier 2017
13 (-4) Martin Guptill NZ 649 33.91 792 v SA at Hamilton 2012
14 ( - )  M. Shahzad Afg 647 31.22 705 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017
15   (+2) S. Anwar UAE 643 31.82 650 v NEP at Dubai (GCA) 2019
16 ( - ) D'Arcy Short Aus 631* 32.18 756 v UAE at Abu Dhabi 2018
17 (+3) Faf du Plessis SA 617 36.27 843 v Ban at Mirpur 2015
18 ( - ) Jos Buttler Eng 610 26.80 614 v Ind at Bristol 2018
19= ( - ) H. Masakadza Zim 599 27.07 698 v Ban at Khulna 2016
  (-4) Virat Kohli Ind 599 49.25   897 v Eng at Edgbaston 2014

 Bowlers (top 20)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avge Econ Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Rashid Khan Afg 793 12.40 6.01 816 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
2 (+1) Kuldeep Yadav Ind 728! 12.97 6.72 728 v NZ at Hamilton 2019
3 (-1) Shadab Khan Pak      720 18.59 6.84    769 v Sco at Edinburgh 2018
4 (+5) Imad Wasim Pak 705      19.42   5.81 780 v Win at Trinidad 2017
5 (-1) Adil Rashid Eng 676! 26.38   7.50 676 v SL at Colombo (RPS) 2018
6 ( - ) Adam Zampa Aus 670! 18.27 6.00 670 v Ind at Sydney 2018
7 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 658 20.15 6.77 672 v Pak at Mirpur 2014
8 (-4) Ish Sodhi NZ 657 20.88 7.70 739 v Pak at Wellington 2018
9 (-1) Faheem Ashraf Pak       655 20.12   7.08 659 v SA at Cape Town 2019
10 (+4) M. Santner NZ 638 21.14 7.27     731 v Pak at Wellington 2018
11 ( - )       M. Nabi              Afg 630 24.25 7.13 638 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
12 (+3) M. Naveed UAE 628 16.58 5.89 632 v Afg at Dubai (GCA) 2016
13 ( - ) Billy Stanlake Aus 625* 20.08 8.09 653 v Pak at Dubai 2018
14 (+2) Liam Plunkett Eng 620 25.00 7.93 643 v Ind at Cardiff 2018
15 (+2) Andrew Tye      Aus 615 22.02 8.87 658 v Pak at Harare 2018
16 (+2) Chris Jordan Eng 611 28.00 8.77 628 v Ind at Nagpur 2017
17 (-6) Y. Chahal Ind 609 19.93 7.90 706 v Ban at Colombo (RPS) 2018
18 ( - ) B. Kumar          Ind 608 25.83 6.97     622 v SA at Cape Town 2018
19 (-9) Imran Tahir SA 602 14.95 6.77 795 v NZ at Auckland 2017
20   (+1) David Willey Eng 595 24.67 8.44 615 v Ind at Cardiff 2018

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts  Highest Rating
1 ( - ) Glenn Maxwell Aus 362 395 v Eng at Melbourne 2018
2 ( - ) S. Al Hasan Ban 338 407 v Pak at Mirpur 2015
3 ( - ) M. Nabi Afg 313 323 v Ban at Dehradun 2018
4 ( - ) Mahmudullah Ban 240! 240 v Win at Mirpur 2018
5 ( - ) Thisara Perera SL 219! 219 v NZ at Auckland 2019

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