ICC T20I Rankings: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan Get Closer To Top 10
India’s captain Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan have moved closer to the top 10 batsmen rankings in the latest update of ICC T20I rankings. Kohli scored a match-winning knock of 72 runs in the second T20I against South Africa and thus he has moved one spot to take the 11th place. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also made a leap of three places to move to the 13th place after scoring 40 and 36 respectively in the second and third T20I.
Afghanistan southpaw batsman Hazratullah Zazai attained 727 rating points – which is the most for any Afghan batsman. Furthermore, George Munsey who scored a brilliant 127 against Netherlands became the first Scotland batsman to enter the 600-rating club. Munsey now takes the 21st place in the rankings.
Mujeeb ur Rahman takes massive strides.
On the other hand, South African skipper Quinton de Kock took giant strides in the rankings ladder. The left-hander who was awarded the Man of the series for scoring 52 and 79* made a jump from 49th place to 30th place.
Moreover, Tabraiz Shamsi has moved into the top 20 rankings for the first time in his career whereas Andile Phehlukwayo reached the career-best ranking of seventh.
Afghanistan talented spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman made a massive jump of 29 places to break into the top 10 bowlers. Rahman occupies the ninth place after he scalped seven wickets in the tri-series. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza who retired from International cricket ended his career at 22nd place.
Netherland’s Ben Cooper and Max O’Dowd have achieved their highest rankings and they share the 41st rank among batsmen. On the other hand, Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien has achieved a career-high 459 rating points whereas Andrew Balbirnie has also made a leap from 95th to 53rd rank.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s prodigy batsman Babar Azam and Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan continue to be at the numero uno position in ICC T20I batsmen and bowlers rankings respectively.
South Africa take the third place whereas India is at the fourth place in the ICC T20I rankings.
Here are the latest rankings:
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