ICC T20I Rankings: Mujeeb Ur Rahman Takes The Second Place
Afghanistan’s mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has made significant gains in the latest update of the ICC T20I Rankings. Mujeeb made a jump of six places in the rankings table to take the second position. The off-spinner scalped two wickets in the three matches against West Indies.
Mujeeb bowled with a brilliant economy rate of 4.60 in the series. Rahman now has 742 rating points under his belt. Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan occupies the numero uno position with 749 rating points. Meanwhile, there are no Indian bowlers in the top 10 rankings.
Afghanistan won the series 2-1.
Kuldeep Yadav is at the 13th place in the ICC T20I rankings. On the other hand, Afghanistan came from behind to win the three-match T20I series by 2-1. West Indies had clean sweep the Afghans in the One Day International series. Furthermore, the Windies had won the first T20I by 30 runs but Afghanistan bounced back to take the next two matches.
Afghanistan won the second T20I by 41 runs and also won the third and final match by 29 runs. Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Rahmullah Gurbaz scored a fine knock of 79 runs off just 52 balls in the final game.
The Afghanistan opener scored six fours and five sixes and thus helped his team in posting a par score of 156 runs. Hence, he was awarded the Man of the match in the final game. Afghanistan’s Karim Janat was awarded the Player of the series for taking six wickets in the series.
On the other hand, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is at the pole position in the batsmen rankings with 879 rating points. Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is the number one all-rounder in the shortest format of the game.
Afghanistan and West Indies will now lock horns in the one-off Test match at the same venue of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow from November 27.
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